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Disabled boy becomes youngest ever recipient in New Year Honours

17 January 2022

A Disabled boy who has cerebral palsy and autism is to become the youngest person to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Tobias Weller has been given the award in recognition of his fundraising efforts during lockdown. He has raised more than £157,000 for Paces School, where he is a student, and The Children's Hospital Charity, in Sheffield.

Tobias said: "My mum told me about the honour on Christmas day and I thought 'wow, I'm actually going to get an honour from Her Majesty the Queen'.

"I'm chuffed to bits to be the youngest recipient of such an incredible honour."