Bury teenager with aspirations to become a vicar nominated for award

16:00 04 May 2014

Charlotte Field.

Charlotte Field.

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A teenager from Bury who performs a number of voluntary roles and has ambitions to become a vicar has been nominated for an award.

Charlotte Field, of Grenfell Road, is in the running to receive a Linx Young People of the Year award, or Yopey – countywide awards ­recognising young unsung heroes.

The 17-year-old Abbey College pupil was put forward by Helen Norris, her philosophy and ethics A-level teacher, for her positive approach.

Mrs Norris said: “Charlotte is a true inspiration and has sustained an incredibly selfless approach to life. She is a brilliant role model at school.

“She is very active in the sixth form and has raised money for ­charities such as Cancer Research and Suffolk Horse Society.”

Charlotte, who helps younger pupils in their GCSE lessons, is also studying A-levels in geography and psychology and wants to do a ­theology degree.

To fund her future studies, she cleans the school building in Abbey Road for three hours on weekday evenings.

The teenager is also deputy head chorister and a bell-ringer for Ramsey’s St Thomas à Becket Church, a member of the parochial church council and leads youth services.

Until recently, she also ­volunteered at Red House nursing home, in Ramsey where she would chat to the elderly residents.

INFORMATION: Do you know ­somebody who deserves a Yopey? 
To ­nominate, visit www.yopey.org 
or write, enclosing a stamped-addressed envelope, to Yopey, Woodfarm Cottage, Bury Road, Stradishall, Newmarket CB8 8YN for an entry form.

The awards ceremony is due to be held at Ely Cathedral in the autumn.

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