Nuthall girl nominated for award

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A girl from Nuthall with a big heart has been entered into a competition that hails the achievements of young people across the country.

Gemma Calder, of Kimberley Road, Nuthall, has been involved in running the Rock Solid after-school club at Kimberley School through her her Christian group, Nottingham Youth for Christ.

The 15-year-old has been nominated by her colleague Mike Harrison for a Bakkavor Desserts Young People of the Year Award.

Mike said that Gemma is an inspiring individual and a role model for her peers.

He added: “She helped me start this club a year ago, now it’s a really successful club.

“She leads games and discussions with a faith element and supports young people with their issues, while encouraging them to have fun and be themselves in a safe environment.

“We would seriously struggle without her presence in the team.”

Director of Nottingham Youth for Christ Richard Dawson said: “All our young volunteers that have been nominated for Young People of the Year have shown that they are willing to think outside their own worlds and make a difference to the young people in the community around them.”

YOPEY founder Tony Gearing said of the three nominations from the christian group: “They really do practice what they preach - helping their own families as well as contributing in local communities.”

To nominate a young person go to yopey.org before August 31st.