Cambridgeshire '10

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Here is a selection of the entries in this YOPEY... Do you know someone like them? Then nominate!

Newspaper articles reproduced with thanks to: Cambridge News, Peterborough Telegraph, Weekly News series, Hunts Post, News and Crier, Cambridgeshire Times, Wisbech Standard, Fenland Citizen, Ely Standard
 

Lauren, 14, in remarkable transformation...

When caring for her chronically ill mum got too much for Lauren Wright she went off the rails, was kicked out of school and things looked bleak.

But when her mum, a single parent, died the 14-year-old, from Wisbech, pledged to turn her life around and she has, doing well at school and helping others.

Lauren’s transformation has earned her a nomination for a Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year award or ‘YOPEY’.

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Keeeeep dancing! Girls keep club going

Keeeeep dancing! That’s the message from a fancy-footed twosome helping a valuable community dance project keep going.

Teenagers Georgina Lightfoot and Hayley Rasdall have been nominated for a Spicers Young People of the Year award or ‘YOPEY.

As nominees for YOPEY, the girls are in with a chance of winning the top prize of £1,000 from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by Spicers and other sponsors including the police, Cambridge Building Society, EACS and Dialight.

They were put forward by Hayley’s mum

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Philip, 18, set up one club and helps run two more

A Fenland teenager, who set up one club for young people and helps run two more, has been nominated for Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year.
 
Eighteen-year-old Philip Taylor, of Ramsey Road, Benwick, was nominated for giving up his spare time to set up a games club and help run his local Scouts and Beavers.
 
As a nominee for YOPEY, Philip is in with a chance of winning the top prize of £1,000 from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by the police and the other sponsors including Spicers, EACS and

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Sophie helps care for brothers with Fragile X syndrome

A Cambourne teenager, who helps to look after her two younger brothers, who suffer from a rare medical condition, has entered Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year.
 
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Littlechild of High Street, Cambourne, put herself forward for the award - something that YOPEY encourages other young people to do-who are ‘positive role models' and ‘give to others'.
 
As a nominee for YOPEY, Sophie is in with a chance of winning a cash prize from a prize pot of £3,000 put

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Harry, 17, helps others tackle life through football

Coping with his single mum's drink problem gave Harry Woodward a unique insight into the problems faced by troubled teenagers.

That is why he is ready to help young people and dreams of becoming a youth worker.

His enthusiasm has earned him a nomination for Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year or ‘YOPEY'.

As a nominee for YOPEY, the 17-year-old is in with a chance of winning the top prize of £1,000 from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by the police and the other sponsors including Cambs-based Spicers

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Fenzone Youth Council close generation gap

A group of young people, who bring the community together, have been nominated for a Cambrigeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year or ‘YOPEY'.

Despite their age, you can often find members of Fenzone Youth Council, based at Young People March, The Centre, City Road in March, playing bingo, bowls or even at the seaside with older people in order to bridge the gap between young and old.

Young People March Centre manager Sarah Brown, who nominated the group for YOPEY, said: "They formed links with a group

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‘Raider' Immanuel, 22, raises thousands for charities

A young Cambridge student, who dedicates his spare time to raising money for various charities, has been nominated for Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year.

Twenty-two-year-old Immanuel Kemp, of Trinity College, was nominated for the amazing amount of time he gives - and money he raises - for Cambridge RAG (Raise And Give).

As a nominee for YOPEY, Immanuel is in with a chance of winning the top prize of £1,000 from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by Sawston company Spicers and the the other sponsors including

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Student Jonny, 19, is community work dynamo

A focused Cambridge University student, who dedicates his spare time to help improve the lives of underprivileged youngsters, has been nominated for Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year.
 
Nineteen-year-old Jonny Walker, who attends Homerton College, has been nominated for giving up hundreds of hours of his own time volunteering with the university’s charity Student Community Action (SCA).
 
SCA is an independent charity that aims improve the lives of people living in the Cambridge community. SCA recruits and

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Abbey, 16, goes back to old hockey club to help

A Caldecote teenager, who coaches youngsters at a Cambridge hockey club, has been nominated for Spicers Cambridge Young People of the Year.  

Sixteen-year-old Abbey Cotton, of Roman Drift, was nominated for the award by Cambridge City Junior Hockey Club Chairman Michael Mitcham. 

Michael said: “Abbey used to play for us when she was younger but due to her age she had to leave the

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Pole Adam, 20, works in college to improve English

A young Polish man, who is overcoming a language barrier to learn new skills and help at his college in Peterborough, has been nominated for Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year.

Twenty-year-old Adam Wierzbicki, of Harvey Close, Spalding, has been put forward for the award by Nancy Knighton, Quality Supervisor at Peterborough Regional College.

Nancy said: “Adam is currently studying a business course at the college and part of the syllabus requires him to undertake work experience in a business environment. I

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