Inspirational Students Visit Westminster
Following a triple success at the YOPEYs earlier this year, ncn students Aston Taylor, Fatou Touray and Lewis Tune have visited Westminster in recognition of their voluntary work helping others.
This year was the first time a group has won in Nottinghamshire. The students won £1000, half of which they donated to Students Union projects.
Despite suffering from a rare genetic disorder similar to autism, Lewis Tune, 17, who studies Health and Social care at ncn, has passed on first aid and life-saving skills to his fellow students. He said: "Our...
Emotion, excitement and energy at awards night
By Kevin Palmer, journalist of Palmer Media Services
Three students who have helped others at New College Nottingham – despite two of them having their own problems – triumphed to win Nottinghamshire Young People of the Year or ‘YOPEY’.
Lewis Tune, Aston Taylor and Fatou Touray received a standing ovation when their names were announced before civic dignitaries, other finalists and their guests at the awards ceremony for the fifth competition...
Notts Police & Fire Young People of the Year - Lewis Tune, Aston Taylor & Fatou Touray
Win £1,000 including £500 for Students’ Union projects
Three students are enhancing the quality of life at New College Nottingham by campaigning and putting on events. Two out of the three have had to overcome personal difficulties to do this while the third has come to this country from abroad.
17-year-old Lewis Tune struggles with special...
2nd Place Winner Alicia Barratt
Wins £500 including £250 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Alicia Barratt has so many fond memories of her late great grandmother that she wanted to so something in her memory.
When she was 13 Alicia set herself the goal of raising £6,000 in three years in memory of her great gran. In two years later she has already exceeded £7,000 and is continuing to raise more for research into breast and ovarian cancer.
Alicia was nominated by Arnold Hill Comprehensive, where she is one of 1,600 pupils.
"As well as being an A-grade...
Junior Winner George Dove
Wins £250 including £125 for Juvenile Diabetes Research
A 13-year-old boy with diabetes has raised more than £30,000 for a medical charity.
George Dove has type 1diabetes with all that it involves, yet lives life to the full.
But he also spends time raising awareness of the illness as well as raising money to try to find a cure.
George's name was put forward by admirer Rebecca Sharples, a finalist herself in a past Notts YOPEY.
When George was eight he was taken ill and found to have type 1 diabetes. So began a series...
Joint 3rd Place Winner – Gracie McLaven
Wins £125 including £67.50 for National Autistic Society
A caring Nottingham student has opened up a new world for a six-year-old boy with autism.
On their first meeting 15 months ago there was no response from the youngster, but now he looks forward to seeing his new friend 20-year-old Gracie McLaven.
The regular visits have helped Andrew with his conversation...
Joint 3rd Place Winner Daniel Patterson
Wins £125 including £67.50 for Amnesty International
A Worksop teenager is involved in almost EVERYTHING at his school.
Fourteen-year-old Daniel Patterson is a member of the Amnesty International Group at Portland School.
He has written letters of support to prisoners of conscience around the world as well as letters to governments and their London embassies about their plights.
Daniel is also a member of the...