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Young Superstar

Young Superstar

Jason Clark wanted so much to help his twin brother’s school he sold all his unwanted toys and books to raise money for them.

He sold everything he could find laying about the house to raise cash for the kids at Greenacre where his twin Aaron, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a pupil.

He has also held a table top sale, put collection boxes in local shop and created his own website with a link for PayPal donations.

It was all part of his business plan specially to fundraise for the school and setting up the charity 'SuporttheNoun'.

After being announced as the winner, Jason said: “I'm really happy, I really didn't think I could do it.

“I just wanted to make things better for people who go to Greenacre and help them, because they do a lot of things for people who go there.

“I think Aaron will be very happy – we don't just do what we can for each other, we do everything we can for each other. I think I'm going to display the trophy and use it to motivate myself to keep going.”

Judges' citation: “A selfless young man whose close bond with his brother is unbreakable. He is a credit to his parents and they should be very proud.”

Our Young Superstar winner will have star quality and will be an inspiration to children and young people everywhere.

This award recognises the many achievements of children and young people in our borough, aiming to challenge stereotypes and highlight the young role models who positively influence their peers.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Your nominee may have helped to save a life or shown or demonstrated tremendous courage.
  • They may have overcome a serious illness or helped care for a relative at home.
  • They may be involved in raising funds or awareness for a cause close to their hearts – it’s not just about the amount of money raised, it’s about determination and a passion for the cause.
  • We are also looking for nominees who have excelled in academia, the performing arts or sport.
  • The young person may have supported a green project or has demonstrated a keen awareness and need for sustainability and sensitivity in the way we impact on our environment.

Whatever your young superstar has done to blaze a trail for others to follow, we want to hear about it.