Exceptional Young Carer, sponsored by: Andrew Rees & Sons Butchers
The Exceptional Young Carer recognises young people who do so much to care for those around them including family.
Andrea is 18 years old and one of eight siblings. She came to the UK with her family from Slovakia when she was four years old. As she grew up, she adopted the role of carer for her siblings as her parents couldn’t look after them. She cooked, cleaned, and often went without food so that her siblings could eat. Andrea missed a lot of school to look after her siblings but has never once complained and always exhibits a remarkably cheerful nature.
Andrew Rees, founder of Andrew Rees & Sons, said:
“Andrew Rees Butchers is extremely proud to be one of the sponsors for the Children of Wales Awards. It is an honour to help recognise the amazing achievements of the young people of Wales.
“The Exceptional Young Carer awards will recognise an unsung hero. Every young carer deserves an award because they are all truly inspirational role models for their generation.
“We are privileged to be involved in these awards and in particular to sponsor this category.”