POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR AGE –
Junior Bake Off Star, charity campaigner and 14 year old YouTube sensation Nikki Lilly regularly vlogs about make-up, music and subjects which interest her. Last year, Nikki was rushed to hospital as a result of her AVM (or arteriovenous malformation) which is a very rare medical condition meaning the arteries and veins in Nikki’s face do not behave as they should, causing swelling, headaches and life-threatening nose bleeds. Her programme, My Life: Born to Vlog, was shown on CBBC this year and won and International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award for kids programmes. When Nikki was 8 she started a YouTube channel which now has more than 900,000 subscribers. In 2012 Nikki founded the Butterfly AVM Charity to help raise awareness for her condition, to support sufferers and their families and to raise much needed funds for research. To date they have raised over £600,000.