Young Community Hero

A community hero is someone who goes above and beyond for the good of the local area.

With this award we’re looking to shine a light on a young person who has gone the extra mile to support others around them – a person who does all they can to help others and make a difference in the local community.

Their efforts in the local area have made a tangible impact, improving the lives and wellbeing for a community of people who face adversity every day.

A hero is identified as a person admired for their courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities.

Our young community heroes may not identify themselves as a hero, as what they do comes so naturally to them and is not done for recognition or reward, but to really make an impact on the people and place around them.

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2019 entries are now closed

2019 Winner and Finalists


The definition of a hero is someone who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. The judges truly felt that Grace exemplifies what being a hero is all about.

After seeing a young girl out walking, who had lost all her hair due to cancer treatment, Grace decided she wanted to make a difference to similar children in her community, so at the age of 8 she raised £535 for Francis House Children's Hospice and cut off her hair for the Little Princess Trust so that they could make a wig for other children suffering with Cancer.


  • Oliver Moores, Barnardos
  • Grace Creag, Beech Street Primary School
  • Michelle Roberts, Lancashire Children in Care

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