Inspirational Acorns Young Ambassador, Moin Younis has won Teenager of Courage at the Pride of Britain Awards 2017, which were held in at glittering, star studded ceremony at Grosvenor House, London.
Moin’s award win was revealed in a surprise meeting with football legend David Beckham at Wembley. On the night of the Awards Moin’s inspirational and positive outlook captured the hearts of many. Watch the reveal and awards above.
Moin has a condition called epidermolysis bullosa, which is life limiting and both he and his family have been using the services of Acorns since he was three months old.
Despite the immense challenges he faces every day, Moin is determined not to let things get in the way of his dreams and ambitions.
Moin’s role as a Young Ambassador for Acorns gives him the opportunity to have a say in the way we provide our care and enables him to reach out and inspire other children by offering advice and support.
In October 2016, Moin received a Special Recognition Award at the glittering Midlands Child of Courage awards held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
Moin is an avid supporter of Aston Villa, where he holds a season ticket, and received a personal video message of congratulations on the night from his favourite player, Gabby Agbonlahor.
Through Acorns charity partnership with Aston Villa, Moin has been invited to take part in frequent engagements with the club. Among other things, Moin has interviewed players at Aston Villa’s training ground and was even invited to take part in live commentary for an Aston Villa game.
“We’re absolutely thrilled for Moin and his family. He is a very talented young man, a real character and well loved by all the staff at Acorns. Moin has many mountains to climb but despite this, he never loses sight of his dreams and possesses an incredible drive and optimism.
“I’m sure this award will stand as an inspiration to others to show their support for Acorns and the care that we provide to children like Moin and their families.”
– Louise Arnold, Director of Income Generation at Acorns
Moin wins Pride of Birmingham, Teenager of Courage Award…
In early 2017, Moin was nominated and won the Pride of Birmingham Teenager of Courage Award.
Guests on the night celebrated Moin’s extraordinary courage with a standing ovation as he collected his award. The judges said: “The way he looks out for and helps other seriously ill children at the hospice is absolutely fantastic. He is an inspiration.”