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.
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Barnsley College offers more than 300 career pathways including vocational, A-levels and apprenticeships which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis, providing students with a huge range of study options taught by expert tutors in excellent facilities.
The college provides a friendly and supportive learning environment to help learners realise their potential and prepare for further study or a career.
Many of the facilities are industry standard, giving students a real taste of what it is like to work in their chosen fields, with more than £37million recently invested in new buildings and upgrading learning areas.
Chris Webb, principal of Barnsley College, said: “We are pleased to once again support the Proud of Barnsley Awards, which highlight the fantastic achievements of people in our town, and to honour the winner of this year’s Young Superstar Award.
“Our students show us the commitment and determination that young people need to achieve their goals and this award really helps to highlight the excellent contribution young people make to the local community.
He added: “We should all be immensely proud of the wide variety of activities young people are involved in in Barnsley, from raising money for charities to working with local businesses.”
Principal of Barnsley College