Published: 16:10, 09 June 2021
| Updated: 16:30, 09 June 2021
Six-year-old Archie Deogun from Dartford has won an award for giving deaf awareness talks to adults and children.
Archie received the "Big Thank You" award from the National Deaf Children's Society, who asked their groups across the country to nominate recipients for Volunteer Week.
As a deaf young person himself, Archie has been speaking first hand about his experiences to help raise deaf awareness in Kent.
On top of the award he also received a £25 voucher, while a £100 voucher will also go to the Kent branch of the Deaf Children's Society.
The national society called out for people to nominate "young superstars" who have contributed to groups, helping with events, organising crafts and games, taking part in sponsored challenges, or raising awareness.
Vicky Maybury, who works as an office administrator for the society, explained why Archie's contribution was so important.
She said: "At just six years old, Archie has expressed a passion to educate adults and children to realise people may look different but we're all the same and can achieve our hopes and dreams. Archie has raised awareness of Microtia Atresia in his school community by doing talks and answering questions to groups. He also wrote about his experience in the KDCS newsletter. Great work Archie!"