Young people’s achievements recognised

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Ryan Parkes, Evan Hollis, James Kibble and Daniel Grimley, of Kirk Hallam Community College are pictured with Robbie Savage at 14th Derbyshire Young Achiever Awards.

The three 14-year-olds were nominated by their teacher Marc Davis after organising coffee mornings and quizzes, raising hundreds of pounds for charities, including Ben’s Den, which provides free family holidays for children suffering from cancer.

The boys also set up African Education Aid which raises money for a school in Malawi.

Nomination categories included bravery, kindness in helping others, improving the school, community or environment and sporting, musical, artistic or academic success.