Child of Achievement
Child of Achievement: Charlie Stone
Sponsored by Dana Mulligan Consulting
Nominated by Michala Stone
12-year-old Charlie set himself a challenge before he started secondary school last year. Unlike most children, he wanted to be smaller. He’d been piling on the pounds and for a young boy, this wasn’t much fun, so he set his mind to shedding two stones. Off to slimming club he went, where he’s a popular member of the group.
Mum Michala, who nominated Charlie, says his willpower is astonishing. He’s gone through a tough few years. Now he is within sight of his goal, brimming with new-found confidence, and Michala is bursting with pride.
So is Charlie, but he says: “I hope I can be an inspiration to young children, but I don’t really deserve the award because other children raise money for charities and all I’ve done is lose weight.” But that’s what the judges admired. They said: “His story deserves recognition and his willingness to be a role model is commendable.