Teenager gives prize cash to charity

A teenager who won �1,000 for his charity work has given away half his prize money. Dean Johnson won the charity category of the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards after raising more than �6,000 in memory of his best friend Andrew Stringer.

A teenager who won �1,000 for his charity work has given away half his prize money.

Dean Johnson won the charity category of the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards after raising more than �6,000 in memory of his best friend Andrew Stringer.

Andrew died of a rare brain tumour in November 2006 aged just 13.

An umbrella group of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust was set up in his name and so far more than �26,000 has been raised in total.

Dean, who is currently studying for his GCSEs at Reepham High School, held many fundraising events, including two pudding evenings, two tea parties and a swim in the sea on Boxing Day.

He has now given half his �1,000 prize won at the Youth Awards to Andrew's fund.

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Andrew's mother, Marion Stringer, said: 'We think it is amazing and feel that Dean is an inspiration to other 16-year-olds in Norfolk and across the country.'