Who are this year’s other young heroes?
Achievement through education award winner Nadine McCrory achieved seven A*s, three As and a C in her school exams last year, but still found time to look after her young sister, who suffers from type one diabetes and needs to be careful what she eats.
Her mother said Nadine, of Avon Road, South Wootton, was kind and gentle and got on with her studies without having to be reminded to do so. She also keeps her sister amused when their mum is busy and has a part-time job at Matalan in Lynn.
Nadine, who even revises in the bath, said: “Hopefully, if I do well, I can go up and do a history degree at university.”
Emergency services award winner Cameron Hammond, of Granville Terrace, Sutton Bridge, kept calm to help his mum when she went into labour in the bathroom at home. He helped her deliver the baby then let the midwife and ambulance crew in the house when they arrived.
In nominating him, Cameron’s grandmother said: “I think he is a hero as my daughter would not have been able to cope without him.”
Volunteer of the year Chloe Moore, of Church Road, Ten Mile Bank, is a young carer to her mum, who is disabled and can be taken ill at any time. She has been on the local young carers’ forum for four years and helps to organise activities for other young people like herself.
Chloe attends Wisbech Sea Cadets and, through this, attends Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Day parades, as well as doing community fundraising.
Carer of the year Ebony Abraham, of Wicklewood Way, Dersingham, has been looking after her mum, who has physical and mental health problems, from a young age.
Her mum said there were times when she needed help to dress and bathe, and get into her wheelchair. This could be emotionally and physically demanding on a youngster, but Ebony was always very caring and loving.
She added: “The school is thrilled with her and say she is a credit not only to her year level but the whole school.”