Votes needed as Graffham schoolgirl goes up for £40,000 award

A Graffham schoolgirl could be in line for £40,000 after being shortlisted in the community section of the Ambition AXA Awards.

The awards were launched to help support talented, ambitious and dedicated 11 to 18 year olds in the fields of sport, enterprise, science, the arts, and the community.

Now 18-year-old Claudia White needs the public to vote for her after being selected from thousands of entries as one of the final five applicants.

Claudia impressed the judges with her courage in speaking up for people and for campaigning for the rights of minorities in education.

She could now be in the running to win a chance-of-a-lifetime bespoke development package to support her in the achievement of her ambitions.

Claudia now joins the four other nominees in a public vote until Sunday (November 6).

The three nominees with the highest number of votes from each category will then go on to the Ambition AXA Awards finals which will be hosted by Carol Vorderman at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on November 30.

To vote, readers should visit the Ambition AXA Awards website.