Lancashire student Callum Flynn has today been named ‘Britain’s Kindest Kid’ after topping the public vote in the national competition run by the Charities Aid Foundation and 5 News.
The sixteen year old was one of five finalists who were each presented with a medal and certificate at a Downing Street reception earlier this month to recognise their acts of kindness.
Since beating bone cancer at the age of 14, Callum has raised nearly £15,000 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
The Prime Minister said:
All the finalists of Britain’s Kindest Kid are remarkable young people and I would like to congratulate Callum Flynn on being named as the overall winner for his work for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
This event is a great way of celebrating these young peoples’ talent and dedication and I hope others will see this, be inspired by their incredible positive vision and think ‘I can do that’.
Callum was surprised with the news about his win during a presentation this morning at Myerscough College, where he is a student, receiving a trophy to recognise his achievement. He also wins £1,000 pocket money and £1,000 to give to charity.
Britain’s Kindest Kid, which is now in its fourth year, aims to recognise and reward the extraordinary achievements of children aged between 5 and 16.
External site: Charities Aid Foundation - Britain’s Kindest Kid