‘In­spi­ra­tional’ Grant wins Sher­iff ac­co­lade

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A SKELMERS­DALE teen has been named as the High Sher­iff of Lan­cashire’s Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year 2017.

Grant Walker, 18, topped a list of more than 65 young and in­spir­ing peo­ple from across the county who have made a real dif­fer­ence in their community.

Grant was praised by judges for his work vol­un­teer­ing to help re­build a community in the depths of Africa and trans­form­ing community gar­dens in Tan­house, Skelmers­dale, de­spite per­sonal chal­lenges he faced.

High Sher­iff of Lan­cashire, John Bar­nett, said: “With an ex­tremely chal­leng­ing child­hood and dif­fi­cul­ties, Grant still gave up his per­sonal time self­lessly to help to re­build a community in Africa, bring­ing hap­pi­ness and life into a dis­abled community which needed it the most and leav­ing an im­print of his kind­ness and good­will to help oth­ers across the world.

“These awards are de­signed to cel­e­brate the fan­tas­tic work young peo­ple like Grant do every day.”

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