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By Ben Murray
Updated: Schoolboy Jack's award smiles
Jack Martin holding his nomination certificate

A BRAVE 11-year-old boy who survived a collision with a car last year has been nominated for a Child of Britain Award.

Jack Martin was ten when he was hit by the vehicle while crossing Moffat High Street in July 2021, and rushed to hospital with four breaks in his leg.

And this week it emerged that the schoolboy is a nominee in the 2022 awards because of the amazing strength and bravery that he showed during his recovery from his serious injuries.

Wishing him well, his fellow pupils and staff at Moffat Academy said: “A huge congratulations to Jack Martin who has been nominated for the Child of Britain Awards. We wish him all the best from all at Moffat Academy.”

The Child of Britain is a national award that celebrates the inspirational achievements of remarkable young people, whilst raising funds for children’s charities.

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes will be presenting the awards this year, and said of the nominees: “The world is a scary place at the moment and must be more so for children.

“These awards are in praise of all those fine young people who will one day grow up to be fine young adults.

“They have so many stories to tell and we intend to tell them through these awards.”

Jack’s accident sparked debates about the addition of a pedestrian crossing on Moffat High Street and the issue is still being pursued by the community councillors and elected members.

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