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
 

Caitlin, 11, comforts brother with cancer

Cancer affects not just the person with it but also impacts on the whole family.

Eleven-year-old Caitlin Mills’ younger brother Joshua has cancer and is being treated by Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

That means he has to spend weeks at a time in the Cambridge hospital having chemotherapy. Sometimes he has treatment at home in Orchard Road South, March.

When he has been rushed into hospital Caitlin spends the night at friends, often without warning.

“It would be easy for Caitlin to feel left out,”

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12-year-old schoolfriends are fundraising heroes

Two Huntingdonshire schoolfriends, who are fundraising heroes, have been nominated for the Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year.

Twelve-year-olds Molly Hares, of Green End Road, Sawtry, and Holly Lane, of Old Weston Road, Buckworth, had not known each other long when they heard of the devastation in Haiti.

Their hard work to raise money for people affected by the disaster was promptly noticed by Assistant Head Teacher Neil Wilson.

Mr Wilson said: “The whole school had taken part in a number of sponsored activities,

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Racheal, 15, has X Factor at youth club

A youth worker has a squad of young helpers but one of them has the X Factor.

Rachael (corr) Dance, of Bridge Farm Riding School, Smith Fen, Cottenham, is at only aged 15, a stalwart of her local youth club.

Lead Youth Worker Lee Hoxley says her enthusiasm and hard work has earned her his nomination for a Spicers Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year Award – or YOPEY.

As a nominee for YOPEY, Rachael is in with a chance of winning a cash prize from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by the police and the other sponsors including Cambridgeshire

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Daniel, 15, got his village a skateboard park

Cheeky Daniel Rushton found support for his plan for a village skate park from an unlikely source – residents fed up with him skateboarding outside their houses!

And it worked. Thanks to the 15-year-old’s efforts Christchurch, near March, now has a skate venue that is keeping local young people out of trouble.

That has earned Daniel, of Church Road, Christchurch, a nomination for Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year or ‘YOPEY’.

As a nominee for YOPEY, Daniel is in with a chance of winning the top prize

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Tina, 16, is a youth work dynamo

A teenager, who dedicates her time to making sure young people have something positive to do in rural towns and villages, has been nominated for Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year.

Sixteen-year-old Tina Mogg, of Fairhaven Close, Duxford, has been nominated by youth worker Steph Basham in recognition of all the voluntary work she has been doing for youth clubs in south Cambridgeshire.

As a nominee for YOPEY, Tina is 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

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Aline, 12, helps dad care for disabled mum

A 12-year-old girl, who helps her dad look after her disabled mum, has been nominated for Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year*.

Aline Johnson, of Lindens Close, Thorney Toll, between March and Wisbech, was nominated by teachers and pupils at her school, Neal Wade Community College.

As a nominee for YOPEY, Aline is in with a chance of winning a cash prize from a prize pot of £3,000 put up by the police and the other sponsors including Spicers and ‘Silicon Fen’ high-tech businesses CSR and ARM.

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Dan, 16, tackles strong man and bullies

It takes a brave boy to turn a strong man who can pull a double-decker bus along on his own into a cartoon character.
 
Fortunately Ramsey schoolboy Dan Austin gets on well with 'Big Dave' Gauder – the strong man turned scourge of playground bullies.
 
Dan's association with Dave has helped earn the 16-year-old a nomination for Spicers Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year – or ‘YOPEY’.
 
YOPEY is designed to highlight the good contributions young people make to their communities and

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