About the Award
Still new to the Awards, this category is for young persons who have made a major impact in their organisation/community by achieving positive change themselves or by engaging others to bring about concrete results. The young person will have made these achievements through interaction with a single project or a range of services such as volunteering, campaigning, lobbying or fundraising/project organisation. This category is limited to young persons up to and including the age of 25.
Last year’s winner
James was born profoundly deaf and when he was 2 and 4 and had sequential cochlear implants. Until this age, he had no speech but, after the operation thanks to AVUK and therapist Jaqueline Stokes, he is able to speak to a mainstream level. He is incredibly grateful to AVUK and wanted to do something to help them help and others to achieve as well as he has done and fulfill their potential.
One of James’ key roles has been mainly working with and on behalf of AVUK as their first Young Ambassador. He has represented them on several occasions such as pitching and speaking to a room of 400 people at the October Club dinner to raise money on their behalf.