Supporting all the youngsters who fight for others

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There’s a growing number of remarkable young people in our midst who are going to extraordinary lengths to help others.

This week we publicise the activities of three of the most high-profile of the caring schoolchildren.

They, just like countless others, show the true face of the majority of young people today.

Twelve-year-old Gracie Spandler has not just accepted she has type 1 diabetes – but she is determined to do something to try to help others.

Not only has she raised money for a research charity, but she is to be part of a delegation to Westminster to speak about the condition. Gracie has been chosen as an ambassador for the JDRF research charity.

The other girl is Bethany Hare who has raised thousands of pounds for the Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Her work has landed her a number of top awards and she has set up her own charity.

Finally on a tragic note is the fight by Rebecca Still, 13, to get a change in the drink-drive laws.

Rebecca, who who lost her 16-year-old brother Jamie to a drink-driver 14 months ago, is aiming to get 100,000 people to sign her petition to have tougher laws introduced.

All three of the girls have the backing of their families for their actions.

All three girls also have support from other quarters from household names to MPs.

They are all shining examples – and we know there are others like them.

We take this opportunity to salute them and wish them well in their endeavours.

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