Inspiring Oldham student nominated at National Diversity Awards

Hathershaw College student nominated for national award after months of charity work.

13-year old Ibrahim Yousaf has received several awards for his genuine passion and kindness towards the people of Oldham and the community.

Despite battling severe asthma, for nearly a year, he has volunteered in helping charities including RMCH charity, Maggie’s Oldham, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Oldham Foodbank, Ukeff, Action Oldham, Oldham Street Angels, Madhlo’s and Spoons charity.

Ibrahim has set up his own campaign using social media as a main platform, gaining over 400 followers since it was set up last year.

His first award from Oldham Pledge was presented by Laura from Maggie’s in Oldham. He then went on to give away his birthday money to charity, as well as raising awareness to boost their appeals individually.

The star fundraising pupil has also received praise from the leaders of Oldham Council, a certificate of merit from GMP (Greater Manchester Police), Hathershaw College, Oldham Mayor Appreciation, a president’s award from Madhlo’s and a territorial commanders commendation award from CSUPT.

The young student from Oldham, has received a video message from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the beginning of his efforts and a video message from Oldham Youth Council thanking him for his help.

Ibrahim said, “I am determined to beat my health battle and help my community as much as I can. As one day I hope to be PM and to do my best to help unite communities and help charities as much as I can. As well as prioritising the NHS, Education, Emergency Services, Youth Services, elderly care, environment etc.

I hope I inspire others who are battling with health problems to never give up and you still can help your community, don’t let your illness hold you back from following your dreams.

I know I may not win this award but just to nominated is a huge honour.”

To nominate Ibrahim click here.


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