Is Daisy-Jean Cardwell the youngest volunteer ever?

As promised, we are highlighting each winner and their causes – and today it’s Daisy-Jean’s turn in the spotlight.

She volunteers at Oasis Hub South, which is based in Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, a place within the local community for people of all ages and situations.

It works alongside disadvantaged children, young people, whole families, and members of the wider community, empowering them to transform their neighbourhoods into places that are healthy, safe, supportive, and full of opportunity.

Daisy-Jean helps with the food pantry there and greets the public with a smile. She also helps create healthy meals and loves to put vegetable packs together that go into parcels for the community.

The youngster, who recently celebrated her birthday, has a congenital heart disease and is sometimes out of breath – but this never stops her.

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor David Hasthorpe, took great pleasure in presenting Daisy-Jean with her award at the Community Awards 2021 ceremony, held recently at Grimsby Town Hall.

Mum Amber told us: “I’m so proud – it’s unbelievable.

“She’s our pantry volunteer, alongside myself and close friends. She does all the vegetables and brings smiles to people’s faces when they are feeling down.

“She will make food parcels, too… she just gets her head stuck into everything, bless her! She’s a super-star!”

We think so, too… as does everyone at Oasis Hub South, naturally.

“The Community Awards 2021 shone a light on the brilliant things happening every day and we were thrilled to see one of our very own volunteers walk away a winner,” said the team behind the hub.

“Changing their lives and building our community is what we are passionate about.

“We couldn’t do any of this work without your support. We are grateful to everyone who supports us, whether you donate your time, food, money, or items that can add value to our families.

“Anything you can give helps us to continue the work we do and helps feed people, relieve debt, and gives the young people and families in our community an opportunity to build a better, brighter future and to do so much more.”

Find out more about the hub and how you can get involved on Facebook at or by visiting

Read a round-up of the Community Awards 2021 here