Flynn announced as finalist for Britain's Kindest Kid
Lancashire Disability Hardball player Callum Flynn, aged 16 from Leigh, has been announced by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and 5 News as one of five finalists of “Britain’s Kindest Kid 2011”.
Britain's Kindest Kid is a competition that recognises and rewards the charitable behaviour of children aged between 5 and 16 and the finalists have all demonstrated the impressive things they have done to improve the lives of others and make a real difference to the world. Their acts of kindness include volunteering for charities, fundraising, raising awareness of issues and good causes and looking after friends and members of their families.
In recognition of their achievements, on Tuesday 1 November, the five finalists visited Downing Street and meet the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The five finalists will have their stories told on 5 News in the week beginning Monday 7 November after which everyone will be able to vote for the person they think is ‘Britain’s Kindest Kid’.
The person who receives the most votes will be announced live on 5 News on Wednesday 16 November and will receive £1,000 pocket money and £1,000 to give to charity.
Callum Flynn Profile
Since Callum beat bone cancer in 2009 he has raised nearly £15,000 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. He has done this by organising a charity ball and taking part in numerous fundraising events including a sponsored bike ride, a week long “Pound the Streets” campaign, the Great North Run and cake sales. Callum has also spoken at Bone Cancer Research Trust conferences to give others hope about life after being diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Callum also supported the Bone Cancer Trust with a successful campaign to get NICE to approve use of a drug for bone cancer sufferers.
Calum Flynn plays for Lancashire Disability Hardball squad and has also been selected for the England Physical Disabilities squad.
Callum (second from left in the front row) with Lancashire Disability Hardball County Championship winning squad
He was featured on Channel Five News on Thursday 10th November at 5pm. A different 'kid' will be featured each day on this news programme.
Voting details and deadlines will be made available at: https://www.cafonline.org/britains-kindest-kid.aspx or http://www.channel5.com/shows/5-news-2/articles/kindest-kid.