It’s a family affair as the Hines work hard

Emma Hine with her children, from left, Chloe, Jessica and Lewis
Emma Hine with her children, from left, Chloe, Jessica and Lewis
Have your say

TEENAGER Chloe Hine is not the only motivated person in her family.

Her younger brother Lewis Hine set up his own project called Friend Finder, which aims to make sure every young person has a friend.

The 15-year-old has severe epilepsy and water on the brain, meaning he has been in and out of hospital for many surgical procedures.

This means it has been 
difficult for him to make friends, inspiring him to launch the project, which won backing from mobile phone company O2 to get off the ground.

Lewis said: ‘I went through a stage where I had no friends. I felt alone all the time. It’s not nice. You feel down every day. I now feel like I need to put something out there to help people.’

Lewis’ mum Emma Hine, 39, said she is very proud of both of them – and added that they keep her very busy at times.

She said: ‘There’s always something going on with both of them, I’m very proud of them both but sometimes I have to remind them that I’m their mother and not their PA.’

Chloe was shortlisted in the Teen Awards and she was also selected as one of 50 ambassadors for the #iwill campaign, run by charity Step Up To Serve.

They have both been shortlisted and won at the Youth Awards, run by The News.