An inspiring young woman has been honoured with an award for her commitment to championing charitable causes.
Freelance writer and journalist, Jenny Mullinder from Preston, won the Inspiring Young Woman of the Year award for her work ranging from disadvantaged young people to the environment.
The 24-year-old was nominated by Young Women’s Trust, a national charity which supports and represents young women living on low or no pay.
For the past two years, Jenny has volunteered with the charity, as a member of their advisory board. In this capacity, she has written blog posts, attended events and spoken to decision makers about the realities facing young women living in poverty in the UK today.
Jenny also dedicates her time to improving the lives of young carers, as a result of her own experience of caring for her mother.
And she was suitably humble in winning the award and said she only hopes to live up to the title.
She said: “I am completely shocked and honoured to win the Inspiring Women Award. I was so inspired by all the remarkable women I met on the night who are doing fantastic things in business, in the community and throughout their lives.
To win this award is amazing and I just want to be able live up to the title I have been given; to work harder than ever to inspire and speak out for young people everywhere, to use my voice and networks to share the stories others don’t feel they can.”
Emma Feasey, Participation Officer at Young Women’s Trust, who nominated Jenny for the award, said: “Jenny is an inspiring, strong resilient young woman who has overcome many obstacles to be the successful person she is today.”