HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARD FOR CATRIN
Catrin began volunteering in her local community at the age of 13. She was a committed representative of Neath Port Talbot Youth Council for five years and went on to volunteer for a number of projects for the Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit. These included working in partnership with ABMU to develop their Children’s Rights Charter.
Catrin has been an integral member of ABMyouth (ABMU’s youth advisory panel) for two years, firstly as Vice-Chair and more recently as Chair. Established in 2016, ABMyouth are a youth-led group of young volunteers who work together to give children and young people a voice and influence the decision-making process on health services in the ABMU area. As Chair of ABMyouth Catrin is responsible for leading meetings, working in partnership with health and children’s rights professionals on related projects, and supporting and mentoring other members to ensure they are able to represent the views of children and young people.
It is for this commitment that Catrin has been awarded with a High Sheriff’s Award in recognition of her services to the community. Catrin is a dedicated and passionate young woman who is a real asset to her community, she is an enthusiastic leader who works tirelessly to ensure that children and young people are involved in improving health. Catrin thoroughly deserves this award for volunteering and for giving up her valuable time to bring issues that affect children and young people to the forefront within the health sector.