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 Ramseys 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.