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Swans' Leon Britton joins twins to encourage 14-19 award nominations

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

Samantha and Claire Meade with Swans star Leon Britton.

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INSPIRATIONAL twins are encouraging nominations for young people who have overcome their own challenges in life or gone the extra mile for their communities.

Samantha and Claire Meade won the High 5 Achievement 14-19 Award last year and said it gave them an unforgettable boost to their confidence and outlook on life.

They were recognised for the courage and determination they showed to leave their family home at a young age to change their own lives for the better, living independently and working hard to develop successful careers.

And now because the awards had made a huge difference to their lives they are urging people to get nominating other young people too.

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People who put their nominations in by June 16 could even win a Swans shirt, courtesy of High 5 Ambassador Leon Britton, ahead of the final nominations deadline day on July 4.

Claire said: "The greatest reward out of all of this is that it makes me want to do more.

"I think it has given me a little more confidence too, I believe what really matters is to do what you love doing and what you want to do."

The duo met up with awards ambassador and Swans star Leon at the Liberty Stadium to help him kick-off nominations for the awards and tell him just how much winning meant to them.

He said: "We need people to nominate someone they know for this year's High 5 Awards so we can continue to make a difference to the lives of young people and help them inspire others."

The awards are open to any young person or group aged 19 or under who is either a resident or educated in Swansea.

Visit www.swansea.gov.uk/high5awards to download nomination forms.

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