TALENTED and caring 14-year-old Luke Carp is representing Taunton here and abroad.

He was among those recognised at the 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

A member of Streetlinkz in the Halcon area, he gives up his time to support other young people.

His group recently won the Somerset Anne Frank Award and he will be travelling to Amsterdam with them this summer.

He helps out at community events and workshops and is described as an inspiration and role model for other young people.

The multi-talented youngster also makes gourmet cakes.

His nomination said he was an ‘exceptionally talented’ teenager who deserves recognition for his work and community spirit.

The awards are run by the Rotary Club of Taunton, your Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard and Ilminster News, Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News and local radio station BBC Somerset.

A prize fund came from sponsorship from the Rotary Club, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset Cricket Museum and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Certificates were presented at Somerset College’s conference centre in Taunton, which was provided free by the college.

For a gallery of photos from the presentation night, click on the related links on this page and to watch video footage from the ceremony, which took place on March 7, see below.