Pink Pages     MyLocalHero 2022     Advertise with us     


MARVELLOUS MAYA: Northwood fundraising star recognised with British Citizen Youth Award

 Published on: 4th November 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A 10-year-old from Northwood has been recognised with the prestigious honour of a British Citizen Youth Award.

Maya Chiva Shah, was presented with the Medal of Honour at the Palace of Westminster, after her fantastic fundraising efforts.

The British Citizen Youth Award is widely viewed as the nation’s way of recognising extraordinary, everyday young people for exceptional endeavour and are truly representative of today’s multicultural Britain.

Combining her passion for swimming with her fundraising, Maya swam 850metres to raise £2,000 for her school’s chosen charity.

The charity, the British Asian Trust, was of particular importance to Maya, as she strived to give poverty-stricken and disadvantaged children the same opportunities as other children.

Presenting her medal on October 26 was Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, who praised all of the individuals recognised with the award.

She said: “The British Citizen Youth Award recipients are very special individuals. These young people all go above and beyond for others with selfless acts of kindness and community spirit with no thought or expectation of praise or reward.

“They are the nation’s true unsung heroes and the rising stars of the future.”

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 medal presentations, register online at


Sign up to get weekly local news updates & offers:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. Raksha Shah November 8th, 2021, 2:30 pm

    What a lovely article! What an achievement Maya. Very proud of you and privileged yo be part of your life. Truly commendable the thoughts behind your charitable gestures!!!
    May you continue in raising awareness and helping others.

  2. Raksha Shah November 8th, 2021, 3:09 pm

    Well done. Congratulations Maya. Very proud of your achievements and hope you continue to do more charity work. Thinking about others before self is a good discipline to have. All the best. Refreshing to read such articles.

  3. Raksha November 8th, 2021, 3:11 pm

    Well done Maya. A wonderful article. A selfless charitable young person. Hope you help many others in your journey of charity work and be an inspiration to others. Really good achievement and all the best for future.

Leave a comment



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertise with our magazine