Young Hero of the year (Southport)

Olivia is 10 years old and from Southport, she has a younger brother and sister, her sister has a serious medical condition and requires round the clock care.

Olivia has chosen to learn sign language to communicate with her sister, and to be trained so that she can carry out some of her day to day procedures such as tracheotomy care.

She has also organised fund raising events to raise money for charities such as Joining Jack as her cousin suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

She is an amazing child who always puts others first and it is a privilege to know her.

Olivia was invited to Everton’s training ground on Monday, which she believed was part of a disability awareness day she had organised for other children in school.

However, she was there to be surprised by her favourite Everton player,  keeper Tim Howard (if you look at his Twitter account he has put up a photo of himself with Olivia, that would be a good link to have too).

She has also been invited to be the mascot at tonight’s Everton game and will be walking out with Tim Howard.

She will be travelling down to London for the ceremony on Monday and will be presented her award by HRH Prince Harry.

Olivia will also be appearing again on Good Morning Britain in the studio on Tuesday.

Olivia would love nothing more that to raise the profile of young carers and encourage more schools to set up a ‘young carer’ support group like we have at Churchtown Primary.

This is the link for the ITV Good Morning Britain clip;

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