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Otley student shortlisted for national inspiration award

November 9, 2016 10:03 AM

A student from Otley has been shortlisted for a national award after having been nominated by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland.

Chloe Tear, a former pupil of Prince Henry's Grammar School, has been shortlisted for Kids Count Inspiration Awards' "Inspire the House, Most Inspirational Young Person", which recognises young people who have inspired others by their personal dedication, personality, enthusiasm, resilience, flair and commitment to one, or a number of issues affecting the lives of young people.

Chloe, who is now 18 and studying at university, set up a blog, 'Life as a Cerebral Palsy student', which has since achieved over 23,000 visits, where she posts updates on her life and gives advice and guidance to others in a similar position to her.

The award ceremony will be on Monday 21st November at the Terrace Marquee of the House of Commons, in front of MPs.

ChloeTearCommenting, Chloe said:
"It is amazing to be shortlisted for such an award! I feel that raising awareness is an everyday occurrence for me, but to gain recognition for this is incredible and extremely appreciated. Initially my blog was extremely small and more a way of helping myself come to terms with things, but the fact that this can help others is great, and I have gained so many incredible opportunities from my work."

Greg Mulholland MP added:
"It was a pleasure to nominate Chloe for the Inspire the House Award, which she really does deserve. Her blog reaches, and is of great help to, thousands of young people around the country who are in the same situation as her. I wish her all the best for the shortlisting. Keep up the good work!"