Young Person of The Year 2020

Posted 17/11/2020 : By: Sun Beams



Evie one of our youth volunteers started attending Sunbeams in 2017. An amazing young lady diagnosed with autism who loves to write and raise awareness of Autism and the achievements and difficulties of those attending Sunbeams.

Along with writing numerous letters Evie completed the 2.6 Challenge fundraiser earlier this year and regularly attends fundraising events to support Sunbeams and the NHS.

Through Sunbeams Evie wanted to share her journey and reach out to others showing them what they can achieve. With support from her mum and Sunbeams Evie has her own monitored Facebook page ‘Sunbeams Play – Evie’s journey writing regular blogs about her experience and more recently showing video clips of herself completing Sunbeams home cooking activities called Evie’s Bakes.

Over the last three years Evie has helped raise thousands of pounds through her letter writing and was happy to be rewarded with raffle prizes and letters in response from celebrities and royalty including Boris Johnson, the Duchess of York, Ant and Dec, Ed Shearing and many more.

We were delighted and proud to hear that Evie has won the Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2020 for the Young Person of the Year. The Broadland Community at Heart Awards celebrate the selfless work and incredible achievements in our communities. The Young Person of the Year recognises young people who have made remarkable and inspirational achievements and have shown enthusiasm and positivity.

The awards are run by Broadland District Council and sponsored by the accountancy firm Price Bailey.