Pride of Somerset Youth Awards: Becka Abson

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards: Becka Abson | March 9, 2011 | By Alex Cameron

THE deeds of 17-year-old Becka Abson, of Taunton, epitomise the word ‘friendship’ and earned her a Sandy Padgett Award at the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

She received her certificate from Ken Padgett, husband of Ch Supt Sandy Padgett, who was in charge of policing in Taunton at the time she died.

Becka has been a loyal friend to a girl called Jasmine for the last ten years – and it was Jasmine’s mum Tina who nominated her.

Jasmine has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is a full-time wheelchair user who needs continuous support.

That support often comes from Becka, who thinks nothing of washing or dressing Jasmine or helping her take her medication.

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