Thurrock film-maker named ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ for Wales.

A 24-year-old film-maker, who has autism, has been named as ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ for Wales.

Samuel Turner, from Carmarthenshire, has raised thousands for Cerebra – a charity for children with brain conditions.

Through runs and community events, his work has been recognised by the Pride of Britain Awards.

”Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your kind support. This really means a lot to me, I’m slightly speechless. I believe that children with a condition always exist and I’m always here to represent that in the future.”

His family were ”over the moon” when they heard the news. His mum, Jacky, said she has been praying for this moment.

”I could cry with joy, knowing what he’s done and what he’s achieved, I’ve been praying for a long time for someone to acknowledge what he can do.”

”He’s inspired so many people, so many children, tp be able to go on and do think they didn’t they were able to do”, said his Personal Assistant, Melanie Clark.

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