A 10-YEAR-OLD boy with dyspraxia, anxiety and sensory issues will have a chance to meet Bear Grylls later this month at a glitzy ceremony in Windsor Castle after earning a top award for helping others.

Alex Yates, from Peasley Cross, was awarded the chief commendation for meritorious conduct by the 1st Ashton’s Scout Group for always trying to help others despite his own limitations.

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This includes helping others who also have special needs, both in school, at home with his brother who has cerebral palsy and at scouts.

His proud mum Katrina Henshaw, hopes this will show other parents with children who have additional needs that “life doesn’t stop with diagnosis”.

The 37-year-old, said: “Alex has a lot of things that he has to deal with, but despite that, if anyone needs any help he is always there to help them.

“This award is not given to many people so for Alex to win this is amazing and I am so proud of what a kind boy he is looking after others.

“Plus he loves Bear Grylls and he will now get to meet him. I’m a little excited about going as well but Alex is very excited so I hope he enjoys it and realises how special he is.

"Having additional needs doesn’t mean you can’t achieve great things. Life doesn’t stop with diagnosis.”

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Rectory Primary School pupil Alex added: “When I got told I was getting this award and I was going to Windsor is made me feel very happy and very proud.

“Anyone can be good and help others if they put their minds to it.”

Dyspraxia is a condition affecting physical co-ordination that can affect daily life.