"I don't do anything special."

"I don't do anything special."

Published by Chris Craddock
5:40am 18th June 2019.

"I don't do anything special."

But that couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to Lynn Haverson.

The young girl from King's Lynn won Young Carer of the Year at the Carers Trust CPN Awards.

She picked up her prize in recognition of not only what she does at home but also what she does for other carers.

Lynn has been looking after her sister Francesca since she was about 7-years-old.

Her younger sibling has numerous health problems that means she needs to take regular medication, which Lynn makes sure she takes.

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Lynn with her special award after the event

But more recently - Lynn has taken up a very important role with the Norfolk Young Carers Forum.

Through this - Lynn helps other young carers and raises awareness in places like schools about people like her go through and the support they need.

And mum Jackie couldn't be prouder:

"She's grown up to be a lovely young lady! The future holds no bounds now.

"What Lynn has already gone through in her life is exceptional.

"The feedback I get from The Forum makes me think "Is that my daughter?!"

James has campaigned to get more support for unpaid carers like Lynn

"She's been standing on stage at the UEA in front of social workers telling them what it's like to be a Young Carer.

"It's everyday life and part of our family but she is amazing!"

Lynn said:

"I do my job with my sister, I go to Forum and I do what I can then I go to school as well and do my exams.

"I'm like any normal person but I just have an extra thing to do.

"When I saw my description of everyone else's and I just there is no way I'm winning.

"All these people have done so much and then there's me! So when I got it - I looked at my friend and asked "Did they really just say my name?"

"I was just so shocked!"

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