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Young Citizen Award

Friday, October 24, 2014

The family of an inspirational teenager who set up her own charity before losing her battle with cancer have spoken about a “groundbreaking” £58,000 project it is funding.

Young citizen Tiharna Vaja-Barthram

A nine-year-old girl with a heart of gold has organised a programme of events at her school to raise £2,000 for the world’s poorest children.

Christian Donavan, 15, cycled 167 miles to raise money for three charities.

A schoolboy who cycled more than 160 miles to raise money for children’s charities has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards, sponsored by Exchange Ilford.

Ashley Kissin

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

After being sexually abused as a child, Lucy Daldy now helps other abused children through her mum's Step-Up support group

Inspirational Lucy Daldy, who was named last year’s Exchange Ilford-sponsored Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award winner, said the accolades were a “fantastic way” of recognising the achievements and courage of young people in the borough.

The Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award winner Lucy Daldy.

A woman who uses her harrowing experience of sexual abuse as a child to help other victims has been recognised for her work with an international award.

The Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award winner Lucy Daldy

Some of the most hardworking volunteers in the borough were celebrated at the Mayor’s Awards, which took place on Monday at the Town Hall.

Lucy Daldy was named as the winner of the Young Citizen Award

The cream of Redbridge’s volunteers was recognised at the Mayor’s Community Awards last night.

July's winner Charlotte Smith climbed Mount Snowdon

We’ve been celebrating their achievements in our pages since March, but on Monday, the winner of our annual Young Citizen award will be revealed.

Student Mia Sands

A community-minded student who strives to give pupils “the confidence to be who they are”, has become the final monthly winner of the 2013 Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Student Mia Sands has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

A community-minded student who strives to give pupils “the confidence to be who they are”, has been nominated for an award.

From left: Aneeka and Sarika with the youngsters in Cape Town

While most school pupils were relaxing at home for the summer holidays, two sisters decided to give up their time and volunteer in South Africa.

Saba Qureshi

A 16-year-old on a mission to help the environment has won an award for a video she made about sustainability.

Young Citizen Award nominee Serour Benbouza

A 16-year-old is hoping to change the image of young people by encouraging community ties and cohesion.

Lucy Daldy

A young Chigwell woman, who was sexually abused as a child, is helping teenagers who have been through something similar to herself.

Charlotte Smith climbing Mount Snowdon

A teenager who battled pain to climb a 1,000m mountain in five-and-a-half inch heels, has won the July Young Citizen Award.

Khadija Begum, Sara Qureshi, Mariam Mahmood and Kahear Khan selling their cupcakes in aid of Syria

An 18-year-old who was so shocked after watching reports on the conflict in Syria decided to do something about it and raise money to help the relief effort.

Owen is off to New York after creating a winning video about 9/11

A budding film director has wowed judges with his video on remembering the 9/11 attacks on New York meaning he has won a trip to the US.

Maya Desai, age7 cut off 17 inches of  hair to donate it to a charity for children with cancer.

A girl with hair long enough to rival even the fairytale character Rapunzel has let her father cut off 17 inches and donated it to a charity for children with cancer.

Charlotte Smith climbing Mount Snowdon

Through tears and quite a bit of pain, a 13-year-old climbed a 1,000m mountain in five-and-a-half inch heels – all in the name of charity.

Zaahidur Rahman has been nominated for the Recorder Young Citizen Award

A socially conscious teenager at an Ilford school is preparing to go to a college in Bosnia to learn about conflict resolution.

Sam has suffered from type 1 diabetes all his life and has to have his blood sugar levels monitored continually

While most of us look forward to our birthdays for the presents and cake, one boy is excited because it finally means he can throw himself out of a plane.

Emma Richards raised money for her school with a sponsored swim

An 11-year-old “role model” at a Hainault primary school swam two miles to raise funds for a playground – even though she will be too old to use it.

Inayah Aslam, 12, in the recording studio at Loxford Youth Centre

Two secondary school pupils will soon record a rap song to warn other youngsters of the dangers of knife crime.

Ten young people and four leaders from the church spent 24 hours cycling to make sure they could go to a summer camp

A group of young people from a South Woodford church were adamant they and their friends would go to summer camp – and spent 24 hours cycling to make sure they could.

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