Video: Brave Jody honoured for supporting charity after his 13-year-old sister Maisie Baxter took her life

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. Overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18. With his mum Robyn, and his

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. Overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18. With his mum Robyn, and his sisters, Poppy, 12, left, and Tilly, 14. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

Brave Jody Baxter has spoken of his determination to raise awareness about suicide and help others who have lost loved ones after his sister Maisie took her life aged just 13.

The Baxter family's lives were changed forever after that tragic day in 2012, but Jody, 18, from Trowse, said the bereavement charity Nelson's Journey had helped them through.

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Now Jody is sharing his experience in a bid to help others – and his immense courage has been recognised at the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards where he was crowned Young Person of the Year.

'It is just a shame Maisie is not here. It would have been lovely to share it with her,' he said.

Nelson's Journey has helped Jody and his family, and he said the charity has inspired him to want to help others.


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'It means everything to me to win this award, and hopefully it will help to raise a little bit of extra awareness for Nelson's Journey,' he said.

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