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.
Winner: GRACE CREAG, BEECH STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL
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.