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BBC announce Teen Hero’s

Lily Rice
Lily Rice Image credit: bbc.co.uk

Fourteen year-old Lily Rice (pictured above) will be collecting a very special accolade this Sunday at an award ceremony in London.

Despite having spastic paraplegia Lily’s condition hasn’t held her back, in a way it just goes to show what a star she is as the teenager takes part in WCMX (Wheelchair motorcross) and is a dab hand at performing backflips…In her wheelchair!

Lily will be collecting a Teen Hero award at Wembley Arena, an annual event organised by BBC Radio 1 specify for 14-17 year olds which will also see performances by the likes of Little Mix, Five Seconds of Summer and HRVY.

Siena Castellon is another recipient of the Teen Hero award who is being recognised for a website she launched which helps students with learning difficulties.

The 16 year-old has autism, ADHD and dyspraxia. Aware of the drawbacks which come with having a hidden disability Sienna is a campaigner for disabled people being bullied as well as being the brains behind the QL Mentoring site.

Another person standing up for others is 14 year-old current freestyle street champion Junior Frood. Being bullied at school he has now raised £300,000 for various charities by staging charity dance events.

BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards is on BBC Radio 1, Sunday 21st October at 3pm.