Here is a selection of the entries in this YOPEY... Do you know someone like them? Then nominate!
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Brothers care for mum recovering from cancer with 'ice cream therapy'
There is no scientific evidence that ‘cake and ice cream therapy’ can help cancer patients get better more quickly – but Huntingdon brothers Tom and Malachy Warham reckon it can’t do any harm either.
Their mum Yvonne has completed multiple gruelling courses of chemotherapy fighting a second bout of breast cancer. During a three-month spell in Addenbrooke’s Hospital she, fellow patients and medical staff were treated to a steady stream of home-made cakes and ices baked and brought
Ex-bad boy Bradley turns his life around and helps others
Like some real-life Dennis the Menace, Peterborough teenager Bradley Matthews’ name struck fear in teachers.
But his in-school antics were no comic turn. For more than two years the teenager’s bad behaviour saw him removed from lessons almost 200 times. He received more than 50 internal and external exclusions at Peterborough’s Hampton College and left his education in tatters.
His mum considered quitting her nursing role because she had to take so much time off to attend crisis meetings about him. She
Rosie is a star at science, caring and Tae Kwon Do
A teenage girl who helps care for her disabled younger brother and is instrumental in assisting staff at school and organisations outside school is in a competition that hails the “giving to others” of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.
Rosie Vince supports her brother Tyler, 14, who suffers from autism, epilepsy and auditory processing disorder. The 17-year-old is described as “such a good example for other young people to follow”.
Rosie is also an influential student at University Technical College,
Scout Archie helps in community and at homeA Cambridgeshire teenager who helps give his traumatised sister round the clock care is in a competition that hails the “giving to others” of the county’s younger generation.
Fourteen-year-old Archie Stewart was described as a “tremendous kid” and one who has been “brilliant” in supporting his young sister through difficult times.
Now he has been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or “YOPEYs” – Oscars for young people who “give to others”.
Mentor Jude saves a pupil from becoming a truant
A teenager who stopped another pupil at their school playing truant is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.
Fifteen-year-old Jude Bloodworth helped the other student, even though they were not part of the formal mentoring scheme at Nene Park Academy.
Now Jude has been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for young people who ‘give to others’.
The annual contest has over £1000
'I want to skydive for charity again and again'
An autistic Peterborough teenager who helps out at his mainstream school and fundraises for the local charity that helped him is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.
Darrius Pearson, from Werrington, helped to organise a charity football tournament at Nene Park Academy and spoke in assemblies about the skydive he is going to do for a charity that helps families with special needs children. He has since done the skydive from 13,000 feet, raising over £400,
'Super scout' is nominated by leader 'Snoopy'
If you want to keep up with Cambridge super scout Catherine Edwards be prepared for a busy week.
On Monday evenings it has involved helping at the 18th Cambridge cubs, Tuesdays at 27th Cambridge Scouts, Wednesdays at 27th cubs, Thursdays at Explorers plus camps, trips and activities at the weekend.
With sitting A-levels at Long Road Sixth Form College, the 18-year-old has had to rein in her scouting. But after her exams she plans to take a gap year – work experience in medicine and scouting of course, and when
Listen to YOPEY entries interviewed on Cambridge105 radio
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Rohan Hye and Barney Jobson – who have been nominated by Coleridge Community College for being leading figures in the school's anti-bullying club – are interviewed on community radio station Cambridge 105.
You have to listen to YOPEY founder Tony Gearing first for a few minutes, but carry on listening and the boys say some good stuff.
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Quick-thinking duo get dad to badly injured son
The father of a 12-year-old schoolboy who suffered a life-changing leg injury in a road accident has supported the nomination of two of his fellow pupils for an award for their actions that day in getting him to the crash scene.
Daniel Millar and Lucas Dove were cycling just yards behind when the St Ivo School pupil was seriously injured in a road accident in St Ives.
They made sure the younger pupil, who had been in a collision with a car which left him pinned with his bike against a twisted traffic light, was being tended by adults
Ambassadors seek out young carers to give them support
If you looked after an ill or disabled member of your family and were worried about how much you were doing, that you were missing out on stuff and even felt trapped by your situation, who would you turn to? Perhaps someone like you – another young carer?
In Peterborough some of the estimated 250,000 young carers in the UK are using their own experience to give a voice to others, whose difficult, demanding and vital role has gone largely unheard.
At the city’s regional college, they are students Sarah Smalley,