Daniel was born with a bi-lateral cleft which not only affected his speech, but also his hearing. In his 18 years, he has undergone 20 operations to restore his ability to speak and hear clearly. This has not stopped Daniel from wanting to get stuck in and make changes to his neighbourhood. His positive outlook and determination has enabled him to achieve being an active volunteer. Actively involved with Catton Grove Residents Association targeting issues that affect where he lives, a team leader on a clean up project in 2010 and this year clearing gardens and painting fences in Catton Grove with 200 young volunteers. In 2010 he took on the role of youth member of the Mile Cross and Catton Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel focusing on youth issues and he was elected as secretary for Norwich City Home Watch Association in 2011. He presented a successful Participatory Budget bid for a local youth club to other SNAP groups in Blackfriars Hall and attends council walkabout meetings on behalf of Norwich Residents Forum. At college he was awarded a special achievement Norfolk construction and training award for outstanding work. The amazing thing about Daniel is that of all the volunteering he could have done he chose to take on roles which require him to speak with members of the public, people in his community and local youth. Overcoming his disability, he has succeeded where others would have given up.