YOPEYs are back with £4,000 to be won
The Hertfordshire YOPEYs or Young People of the Year awards are back after a year’s absence.
There is £4,000 to be won by young people across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire who are positive role models and ‘give to others’.
The senior Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year will win £500 – £400 for their work for the community and £100 to treat themselves. The junior Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year will win £300 – £200 for their work
Roll of honour – senior winners since 2005
Among the senior Herts YOPEY winners over the years have been:
2005 Katherine James, then 18, was YOPEY’s first-ever winner, volunteering to befriend a severely disabled girl
2006 Teenagers Jack Bottesch and Jess and Ellie Males rallied support when the girls’ brother Joe was diagnosed with leukaemia
2007 Alice Burkitt, 20, had to reverse roles when her mum had a stroke. Mum had been caring for ME sufferer Alice
2008 Lauren Waterman started volunteering at
Who do you know like these junior winners?
2005 Katie McArthur, 14, was a carer to her terminally-ill mum
2006 Andy Salter, 16, was planning a celebrity event to fundraise for testicular cancer
2007 Four 10-year-olds formed a friendship circle for a girl with Down’s syndrome
2008 Dan Ryan, 16, broke his arm helping to save a woman under a train
2009 Ross Hudson, 16, Meals on Wheels youngest volunteer for five years
2010 Megan Lindsay, 15, helps run a Brownie pack and