Oct 30 2009 By Flintshire Chronicle
SHAUN Evans, who has clocked up five years of volunteering – despite being only 18 – has won the Wrexham Chronicle’s Young Person of the Year award.
Shaun, of Coedpoeth, who has cerebral palsy, is a regular on the volunteer scene, helping out at a weekly OAP lunch club, a youth cafe and a care group for people with mental disabilities.
He also helps with a computer club for young people which he started himself, editing a monthly newsletter and representing the Lions Club for the North West, all alongside his full-time studies to become a youth worker and living with cerebral palsy.
Lion member Ann Owen nominated Shaun, calling him an ‘inspiration to young and old people alike’.
"We chose Shaun to be our Lions young ambassador because he’s so incredibly giving and generous with his time," she said.
"His cerebral palsy gives him problems with his balance and speech, but he never lets it get in his way."
Shaun set up a computer club for children in the village, organised a talent show and edits a monthly newsletter for the area.
"He’s brilliant with young and old people, and even gave a speech in front of hundreds as part of his role as ambassador for the Lions," added Ann.
"He’s truly an inspiration to many and a remarkable young man."
Shaun is currently attending Yale College in Wrexham, where he is studying to be a youth worker.