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Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Hazel feeds hungry and is up for young people’s ‘Oscar’

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A former Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School pupil who recruited other students at her university to man a foodbank and organised collections of thousands of food items is in the running for London Young Person of the Year.

Twenty-year-old Hazel Woodhead, of Crittenden Road, Matfield, helped the Bow Foodbank feed hundreds of people in need living near the Queen Mary University of London in

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Shobana feeds hungry and is up for young people’s ‘Oscar’

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An Islington young woman who recruited other students at her university to man a foodbank and organised collections of thousands of food items is in the running for London Young Person of the Year.


Twenty-one-year-old Shobana Sivalingam, of Elysian Mews, helped the Bow Foodbank feed hundreds of people in need living near the Queen Mary University of London in Tower Hamlets – one

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Temi helps others 'Get Outta The Gang'

A student was so shocked at needless deaths of young people in London that she set up an organisation to wean people off gang culture and avoid trouble.

Nineteen-year-old Temi Mwale has even received official recognition from Prime Minister David Cameron for the work that her youth-led group ‘Get Outta The Gang’ is doing to prevent more bloodshed on the streets of the country's capital and broken hearts for families and friends.

Now she is a contestant in London Young People of the Year Awards or  YOPEY which

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Liam aims to change the world – from his wheelchair

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A teenager who is using his role as Young Mayor of Lewisham to engage with and help others is in a competition that highlights the achievements of young people across London.

Liam Islam fulfilled a childhood dream when, at the second attempt and on the eve of his 15th birthday, he beat 27 other contenders last October for the role, becoming the first Muslim Young Mayor of the borough.

Liam, head boy

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Gilman gets disabled kids into sport with able-bodied

When Gilman Ahmed worked at London’s Olympic Park he met visitors from around the world who had come to see the best sportsmen and women compete in the London 2012 Olympics.



But he was saddened to find a lack of knowledge about the London 2012 Paralympics – which followed the Olympics the same summer. 



Gilman, who was working in the Olympics’ megastore selling official souvenirs, realised: “Some visitors didn’t have any idea about what they were coming to watch!”


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Rui, from Portugal and Africa, brings 'Luso' culture to Kingston

Student Rui Daniel Jaime spent his time at Kingston University encouraging others to be inspired, get involved, and help others in addition to learning.

As well as organising events ranging from cooking to dancing Rui even found time to help patients at Kingston Hospital.

Now the 25-year-old, who has just finished his biochemistry course, is in a competition that showcases the achievements of youngsters across the capital.

He is in London Young People of the Year which reveals, recognises and rewards

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Students help foodbank feed the hungry

Two Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students who have recruited other students to man a foodbank and organised collections of thousands of food items are in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of London’s younger generation.

Twenty-year-old Hazel Woodhead and Shobana Sivalingam, 21, have helped the Bow Foodbank feed hundreds of people in need living near the Queen Mary campus in Tower Hamlets.

Now they have been nominated for the London Young People of the Year Awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars

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Medic Simon helps kids overcome 'white coat syndrome'

A medical student who is helping hundreds of children to lose their fear of doctors and dentists is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of London’s younger generation.

Simon Corke has taken time out from his studies to become voluntary president of The Teddy Bear Hospital, which aims to prevent little children feeling threatened by medical situations.

Now the 22-year-old has been nominated for the London Young People of the Year Awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for young

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Despite life-limiting illness Megan runs charity for terminally ill kids

If anyone knows just how much pleasure a smile can bring to a sick child, and that a little magic can go a long way, it is Megan Bhari.

The 20-year-old from Kingston founded the charity Believe in Magic, which fulfils the dreams and wishes of seriously and terminally ill children as well as supporting their families. Megan has recruited a host of celebrities – including boy band One Direction, and some of the leading names in hospitality, finance and industry to support her charity.

She was only 15

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Osheane blazes a trail of successful ventures

A young black trailblazer from Lewishahm who spent his time at university building fantastic education and work opportunities for his fellow students is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of London’s younger generation.

As soon as Osheane Chambers arrived at Greenwich University, he help set up The Greenwich and Kent Bright Futures Society to help give a head start to students when looking for professional jobs.

Now the 21-year-old has been nominated for the London Young People of the Year Awards or ‘YOPEYs’

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