Saffron Walden pupils finish runners-up in Essex Police Yopey awards

PUBLISHED: 16:28 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 22:13 31 May 2010

Saffron Walden County High School sixth form finished runners-up in the Essex Police Yopey Picture: SUBMITTED

Saffron Walden County High School sixth form finished runners-up in the Essex Police Yopey Picture: SUBMITTED

SIXTH-FORMERS who raised thousands of pounds in memory of a fellow student have finished runners-up in a prestigious countywide youth awards. Students from Saffron Walden County High School made it through to the final of the Essex Police Yopey.

SIXTH-FORMERS who raised thousands of pounds in memory of a fellow student have finished runners-up in a prestigious countywide youth awards.

Students from Saffron Walden County High School made it through to the final of the Essex Police Young People of the Year awards (Yopey) for their fundraising efforts in memory of Andre Young, who died while on holiday last summer.

The group won £50 to add to the thousands already raised for the Loving Life Legacy, set up as a tribute to the tragic teenager. The money is going towards Andre's passions - history and the Minet One skatepark in Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden.

Around 20 students represented the school at a glamorous Yopey awards night last week where over 60 young people were feted by more than 200 adults including representatives of the Queen, Essex Police's chief constable and most of the county's mayors and council chairmen.

None of the finalists left empty-handed as £2500 prize money was handed out. The big winners were 17-year-old twins Emily and Lauren Smoothy, from Southend, who won £1000 for their Driving With Grace road safety campaign.

For more information visit yopey.org


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