Teenager Named As the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2022

A 17-year-old from Burscough has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2022.

Emma Aggrey topped a list of more than 30 inspiring young people from across the county who have made a real difference in their communities in the last 12 months.

She was given the accolade at a recent award ceremony at police headquarters, in Hutton, where the awards were presented by DCC Sacha Hatchett, the High Sheriff of Lancashire and Russell Millhouse from the UCLan.

Emma, who is a Young Explorer Scout Leader was praised by the judges for her dedication to proposing #ThankYouDay to show appreciation for unsung Covid heroes.

Runner up Hanzalah Khan, 15, From Burnley, was congratulated for his charity work for Community Outreach Project, Rise Support and Inspiring Grace as well as volunteering with the food banks scheme and as a marshal at his local vaccination centre.

In third place was Jacob Reddy, 17, from Blackburn, who was praised for his fundraising in aid of Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley where his brother, Joseph, was cared for during his short life.

The High Sheriff also presented a bravery award to Bradley Jacobsen, 16, from Skelmersdale, who was recognised after saving a man’s life, who was sleeping rough in Liverpool city centre, by giving him CPR after finding him unconscious.

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