Ben Sinclair (22) is a YCW champion showing incredible leadership skills within his own Parish and University. He has stood up for the rights of his peers through the Catholic Society at Newcastle University. The group meet to discuss the realities that concern young people and the world of work, including the lack of dignified work for students and the challenges of part time work.
Ben also is part of the YCW group in Billingham and has worked with them to promote the dignity of the human person by helping collect items for foodbanks and homeless shelter and making Christmas boxes for Seafarers through the Apostleship of the Sea. He believes passionately in the method of SEE-JUDGE-ACT which inspired Cardinal Joseph Cardijn working with young people no matter there socio-economic background. Ben lives and studies in a deprived area in the North East where it can be hard for young people to find a break in life. He has always fought for a better living for young people based on the principals of Catholic Social Teaching. His nominator said “It would mean the world to him to be nominated for this award. It will credit all the hard work and dedication he has shown to other young people and inspire him more to do more, both within the Church and outside in the world of work.”
Ben Sinclair, 22
YCW Billingham group (Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle)