BBC RADIO 1’s TEEN AWARDS
Radio 1 Teen Hero 1 Million Hours Award – Leia Ransley
Leia has fundraised for Cancer Research and Eden Valley Hospice and has given her own time freely to volunteer during the last two years.
She is part of the massive ‘U Can Shine Programme’ teaching self-esteem and confidence to pupils in primary schools. In July, Leia was nominated for the Spirit of Cumbria Award for the work she had done during the devastating 2015 floods – there were just 12 winners from hundreds of entries and Leia was the only young person to win – labelling her as a ‘flood hero’. She has recently completed the Archbishop’s Young Persons Community Award in school and was honoured to receive a Personal Special Commendation from the Archbishop of York for her selfless work and thoughtfulness to others.