Fenland youth worker wins Kids Are Alright Challenge monthly prize

INSPIRATIONAL youth worker Katie Stone has been named as this month’s Kids Are Alright Challenge winner.

The 19-year-old, from Tydd Gote, travelled to Albania last month to help care for vulnerable people in a missionary. She volunteers at a youth club in Elm and works at Krazy Dayz Nursery in Walsoken.

Judge Tali Iserles said: “All of our candidates are amazing but Katie’s gone the extra mile by travelling to Albania to care for homeless people - an incredible, courageous and selfless act.

“She also volunteers locally at a youth club in Elm, helping teens resolve their problems and organising activities.

“She hasn’t let a tough time at school get in the way of making a difference or following her dreams. Katie’s an inspiration to people of all ages.”

Katie beat fellow nominees Mollie Charman, Sophie Young and alcohol advice group the Smarteenies to the monthly prize - a trophy and �50 of shopping vouchers.

All of this year’s Kids Are Alright Challenge nominees will be invited to July’s grand final at the Boathouse, in Wisbech, when the overall winner will be announced.

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