Tamara Snell - Young Person of The Year

A 23-year-old St Agnes Woman, who runs a stroke support group has been named Young Person of the Year, at Pirate FM’s Local Heroes awards in association with Truro and Penwith College, held at the Tregenna Castle Resort in St Ives on Friday Night.

The award was presented to Tamara Snell, and was sponsored by The Heartlands Trust.

Tamara Snell from St Agnes was extremely close to her gran and when Sheila died – she was devastated.

But despite her grief, Tamara decided she had to carry on her gran’s dream – a local support club for stroke victims.

The twenty-three year old hasn’t let being dyslexic or having two jobs stop her from running the group which lays on all sorts of activities.

Now, she says she feels like she has thirty sets of grandparents.

Tamara was nominated by her ‘BFF’ Natalie as someone who always puts on a brave face and puts everyone else first.

Tamara Snell’s Nomination from Natalie Brown

Tamara is 22 and was extremely close to her gran Sheila. Shelia passed away in 2014. Shelia previously ran a stroke club in camborne and redruth that Tamara used to attend with her gran. After passing away Tamara decided that after her Grans hard work it was only right that she took control of the group attended by up to 30 stroke suffers to ensure engagement In the community.

This was not an easy task for Tamara who also has 2 other jobs. Tamara always puts on a brave face and although grieving for the loss of her gran still puts everyone else first and the community of camborne and redruth stroke club would not be possible without all her hard work, passion and enthusiasm to keep the club going following her Grans dream.

Heartlands Trust are the proud sponsor of the Young Person of the Year category.