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12 May 2020

Vote for Owen!

Owen Brindley from Nottingham is a superstar. Faced with a multitude of health challenges, he refuses to let any of them get in his way and is a champion volunteer locally.

The PST South team, who support Owen’s activities out in the community, are delighted that his dedication and enthusiasm has been recognised in a nomination for the Positive Role Model (Disability) Award at the National Diversity Awards.

Vote for Owen 

Twenty year old Owen, was born with Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the kidneys, ears and neck, causing a multitude of medical issues. He is registered as deaf, his lungs do not work as they should and he was born without kidneys. Owen has countless operations but still struggles with many issues – the one that upsets him the most is that he is unable to eat or drink.

He receives around 12 hours of support each week from PST South. The team assist him to attend work, youth clubs, volunteer and access the community.

Owen certainly likes to keep busy. Ever the entertainer, Owen has auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and got through to the national finals of the ParkDean Holiday’s Big Talent Show.

He has volunteered with Mencap and currently supports children at Glenbrook Primary School, helping out at dinner times and providing entertainment. He is an active member of the Student Union Team at Nottingham College and has a weekly radio show ‘Monday Madness LIVE’ on Nottingham FMB Radio.

Robert Lavington, Assistant Manager at PST South comments: “Myself and all the team here at PST South are so proud of Owen for his nomination for this award and for all of his achievements in life.

“Owen is a bright and friendly person with a wonderfully refreshing positive attitude. Owen is always keen to get involved and rarely becomes discouraged when things don’t go to plan. Owen is hardworking, kind, thoughtful and an inspiration to us all.

“We hope you’ll take the time to vote for Owen as winning this award would mean so much to him and he truly deserves it.”

Place your vote for Owen on the National Diversity Awards website.

Nominations close Monday 8 June and the winners awarded in September at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral