Mairead Lawlor

Stroud News and Journal: Mairead LawlorMairead Lawlor (Image: Newsquest)


Mairead Lawlor has been nominated for the Young Person of the Year award.

Mairead Lawlor is nine years old and is a young carer who volunteers once a week with Stonehouse in Bloom and does regular litter picks round our estate.

She takes real pride in keeping her neighbourhood clean and tidy.

She grows a lot of fruit and vegetables and whatever we can’t eat she donates to All Pulling Together for other people to make use of.

Mairead takes a lot of the photographs that are used by Stonehouse in Bloom for the portfolio which won Gold in the Heart of England in Bloom and Silver Gilt in the Britain in Bloom competitions last year.

She also entered one of her photographs into the Horticultural Show in Stonehouse and placed second in the adults category.

Josh Morrison

Stroud News and Journal: Josh MorrisonJosh Morrison (Image: Newsquest)

GREAT Oldbury Youth FC nominated its under nine player, Josh Morrison, who they say has been “incredible” since losing his dad Ryan Morrison less than a year ago. 
“Despite only being nine he has been so strong, and put his focus into making awareness in memory of his dad, who sadly passed away at the age of 34 after a short battle with cancer.”
Josh is football mad and his dad knew how much he loved playing football and supporting Liverpool FC.
When Josh said he wanted to raise money for local cancer charity Hope For Tomorrow, various fundraising events were held. Great Oldbury Youth FC hosted a fundraiser and mini football tournament playing for the Ryan Morrison Cup, Park Junior School held a non-uniform day and cake sale, The Woolpack Inn hosted a Moulin Rouge event, and Howard Tenens Logistics gave a generous donation. A grand total of £1,825.65 was raised.
“Josh you are incredible we are so proud of you, keep up the fantastic charity fundraising in memory of your dad, he will be super proud of you.”