After losing his father and mother in the same year, Garreth has been a pillar of support to his older sister and two younger brothers, to ensure their family stay together despite the hardship they have had to face.
In addition to supporting his siblings, Garreth selflessly helps other children in Kinship Care by talking about his family’s experience in a positive way. He has shown maturity and bravery by facing his own emotions and troubles to help younger children work through theirs. He goes above and beyond helping in his local community by volunteering every night at his local youth club and boxing club.
Staff at Kinship Care have been awestruck watching Garreth help and support children with disabilities and less confident members of the group, who, without his encouragement and kind words might have given up at an extremely difficult time in their lives.
Garreth is described as ‘giving hope to everyone he meets,’ a true testament to a remarkable young man who gets up every day with the intention of making his family proud and others happy despite his own heartbreak.