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Community Hero Award – Charlie Caroll

Charlie Caroll, Community Hero, with brother Euan.

The fifteenth of our Cat Community Hero Awards has been presented to Charlie Caroll from Crewe.

Charlie has completed 30 days of music to make people feel happy and he has raised an amazing £400 for the charity Mind!

Mum Donna says her son Charlie decided to raise money for Mind after their neighbour Paul, asked him to learn Sally Cinnamon and said he’d give him £5 if he could play it. Well, the next day he’d learnt it and wanted to give the £5 to charity.

Charlie Caroll, Community Hero, with mum Dona.

Having  looked in to the different charities he chose Mind charity for people who are struggling with their mental health, especially during this difficult time. 

Charlie has been out on the drive, playing his guitar every day and he even sung a few vocals on some of the tracks with a different song on the Facebook page each day and there are some live videos on the page as well. He has also made some bookmarks for people passing by who have come to listen.

Posted by Donna Carroll on Thursday, 11 June 2020

Well done Charlie, from all the team at The Cat, we are awarding you one of our Community Hero Awards and will be delivering a special Cat Cake, Baked by Gill (Facebook), which we hope you enjoy.

Chris Cadman, Managing Director, The Cat

Chris Cadman, Managing Director, The Cat community radio said: “The Cat 107.9 FM continues to find ways to help and inform the community during the Coronavirus crisis.

“The Community Hero Award recognises people who are going the extra mile to help the community and whose efforts help lift people’s spirits.

“It is fantastic and heart-warming to recognise local people and their efforts and to say a big thank you.”

If you know someone who deserves recognition, please send a nomination, together with their name and address to   

For more information and to add your support, please see Charlie’s Just Giving page.

Previous Community Hero Awards have been presented to;

Georgia Speet
Kobie Birchall
Ruby Butler
Georgina Greenhalgh
Nikki Allen
Joanna Edge
Jean Dixon
Bella McKinney
Nadiah Mckeown
Tim Bowker
William Smith
Olly Robinson
Dean Burrows
James Yates