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Young Citizen Award

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award set to be crowned in March, we unveil the last of our inspirational finalists.

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award about to be crowned, we unveil our first five inspirational finalists.

An 11-year-old has fundraised thousands after a TV advert inspired her to raise cash for children living in poor countries.

“Keep your head up. Not everyone is against you,” said Zakiyya Hall, a young man who uses his care experience to positively influence other young people.

“Helping out and volunteering is not thought of as cool but if you give it a try you would be surprised about how much fun you can have,” said scout leader, Matthew Midlane.

“In the Bible it says love your neighbour as you love yourself and I want others to love the same way.”

A 11-year-old girl, who raised £110,000 for a children’s hospice after her sister died of a brain tumour, has won a national award.

A student who promotes sport and outdoor activities at Redbridge College has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Passing the bat-on and teaching other young cricketers is no trouble for one 20-year-old.

A courageous 12-year-old put her day-to-day difficulties aside to raise cash for charity by singing in front of thousands of people.

While many youngsters spent the summer playing outside, an 11-year-old used his time to perfect an idea to run workshops aimed at bringing fathers and sons closer together.

Mixing while volunteering and holding down a full-time job hasn’t been a problem for a 22-year-old music producer.

With a batch of mouth-watering cakes to give Great British Bake Off stars a run for their money, a teenager held a bake sale at her school to raise cash for a children’s hospital.

He may only be 11 and a long way from entering the world of employment, but for one youngster it is never too early to start mapping out a career plan.

When a young man found he could not realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer, he turned his attention to helping others.

Despite suffering from a debilitating back issue, a teenager defies chronic day-to-day pain to reach an astounding 96 per cent attendance rate at her college.

“I’m academic, he isn’t. It’s easy for him to get overshadowed and not get the recognition he deserves,” said Vanessa Madu, 16, who has nominated younger brother Yannis for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

A teenager who “loves” helping younger pupils understand the complexities of maths and championing issues which affect youths has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen award.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

With BBC One’s The Apprentice set to return to TV screens in October, a church decided to hold its own version of the popular show.

Most 10-year-olds focus on toys and cartoons, but one youngster has other ideas.

A teenager who spends her spare time helping young children learn about technical subjects has been nominated for Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

An talented young sportsman has surprised his parents by passing a Mensa test with the highest score possible.

A 16-year-old young scout leader has become an inspiring role model for his cubs after having discovered the joys of camping from a young age.

A teenager selflessly supported her best friend, who battles juvenile arthritis on a daily basis, to climb over the O2 to raise money for charity.

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