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Liam Wins National Award

Sixth Form student Liam has won a prestigious award for his outstanding work with The Children's Society to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

Liam who is blind and has hearing loss, proudly received his award at the third annual Over the Rainbow Awards, organised by The Children's Society, which recognise the outstanding work by children and young people who are involved with the charity.

Using money from The Children's Society's Pot of Gold scheme - where young people manage and allocate funding to other children and young people - Liam has been working with The Children's Society's LEAP project in Leeds to raise awareness about disability. He has also been running life skill workshops for disabled young people and has set up his own company offering sighted guide training to parents, carers and organisations supporting people who are partially sighted or blind.

Liam Mackin said: "Working with The Children's Society has been an amazing experience and one which has allowed me to give something back to the people who have made such a difference to my life."

Mathew Reed, Chief Executive at The Children's Society, presented Liam with his award. Commenting on his achievement, Matthew Reed said: "Liam is an outstanding ambassador for the charity and should be extremely proud of what he has achieved. His tireless work is making a real difference to the lives of other children and young people. It was an honour to present Liam with his much-deserved award."