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 Teesdale's latest Young Hero revealed


A teenager is leading the way as Teesdale’s latest Young Hero.

Katie Fell, 17, has been a young leader for Barnard Castle Scout Group for the last three years which has involved selfless volunteering including taking care of her group for long summer camps.

She also gives up her time to visit the Beaconsfield Court care home every week to spend time with residents as well as participating in activities such as hymn singing. 

She has been recognised for her community volunteering by the Teesdale District Lions Club who presented her with both the silver and gold young leader in service award for the amount of hours she gives up to help others.

Katie was presented with her award by PCSO Preet Singh and Stuart Mcfarlane from McFarlane's Butchers of Barnard Castle, who is a sponsor of the scheme.
PCSO Liz Finn, of the neighbourhood team, said: “We are delighted to crown Katie as our Young Hero for July.

“Katie has shown dedication to her volunteering and helped dozens of people both young and old.

“She should be very proud of her achievement.”

The Young Heroes Award scheme is a force-wide initiative designed to recognise young people who go above and beyond in their communities.
Katie is the third of 12 winners and will be invited to a special awards night next year where one youngster will be crowned the ultimate hero.

Nominees must be aged 18 or younger and live in the Teesdale area.
Nominations for August’s Young Hero are now open.

To nominate a young person email, send a message via this page or call into the Police Station.