‘Inspirational’ Grant wins Sheriff accolade
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.”