Young Person of the Year Award

Winner: Josie Moores

Last year, Josie Moores was home alone in Gunnislake when every family’s worst nightmare began to unfold.

The house was on fire.

Most of us would panic if smoke started seeping into the bedroom but not Josie. Rushing to the front of the house, she managed to gather up their dog and its newborn puppies and get them to safety.

The teenager then went back inside to grab her phone to call for help.

Despite one of pups being missing, Josie could only wait as the building burned.