A Derry teen has picked up a Young Hero honour at the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards at a prestigious event in London.
Megan Hart, who has a visual impairment, lived in a kinship care with her grandmother. But when her granny was diagnosed with terminal cancer she became her primary carer.
The cookery loving 16-year-old was surprised by Masterchef duo, John Torode and Gregg Wallace, at the Tuesday night's awards ceremony, who announced she was the winner of the inaugural Young Hero category.
A short film featuring Girls Aloud star, Nadine Coyle, paid tribute to Megan’s work as a Young Champion and role model to other young people at Kinship Care NI was also shown.
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Derry News 17th October 2019