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PM praises "remarkable young people" in Kindest Kid search

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David Cameron congratulates finalists in the search for Britain's Kindest Kid.

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