Sarah collects charity award

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 December 2011

Sarah Croft (far left) with Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers campaigners outside St James’s Palace.

Sarah Croft (far left) with Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers campaigners outside St James’s Palace.

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An Exmouth campaigner, who helps tackle social issues faced by young disabled people, has received royal recognition for her efforts.

Sarah Croft, 26, is one of 400 ‘Trailblazers’ – a nationwide group of young disabled people campaigning on behalf of those with Muscular Dystrophy.

Since forming in 2008, the Trailblazers group has conducted undercover investigations, produced reports and set up the first All Party Parliamentary Group for Young People, which holds regular meetings at Westminster between young disabled people, MPs and business and public sector leaders.

Sarah was selected to represent the Trailblazers at the Hearing Unheard Voices Awards, held at St James’s Palace, where she collected a special recognition award for the campaigns work.

She was congratulated on the award by special guests Princess Anne, and former F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell.

Sarah said: “I was proud to accept the award on behalf of the hundreds of Trailblazers around the country. We have worked hard to ensure that we not only raise awareness about the problems facing young disabled people, but also work with people who have the power to bring about change and to help them do so.

“It is not just about pointing out inequality – it is about finding ways to address it.”

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