FENLAND: Entries pour in for Youth Achievement Awards

PUBLISHED: 15:51 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

Youth Achievement Awards

Youth Achievement Awards

THE entries have started pouring in for the second Youth Achievement Awards, run by Fenland District Council in conjunction with the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard. Time, however, is running out to get your nomination in before the Februar

THE entries have started pouring in for the second Youth Achievement Awards, run by Fenland District Council in conjunction with the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard.

Time, however, is running out to get your nomination in before the February 3 deadline.

Included in the flurry of entries were a number of nominations from the team at Centre4, the revamped youth club at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech.

Here are some of the comments from those entries:

Leanne Tompkins, 14, from Murrow, volunteers at the village youth club. "She is very helpful and supports the younger ones. She also uses her initiative and does jobs without being asked."

Ben Cunnington, 16, from Parson Drove, a voluntary member at youth clubs for more than a year, "has gained responsibility, new skills and he has been reliable and trustworthy".

Ryan Turton, aged 17, from Wisbech, "has progressed hugely in the last six months". In that time he has become a voluntary youth worker and has started youth work training.

Kelsey Hancock, 14, from Wisbech, has been a senior member of Centre4 "for a long time now and is a very active volunteer. She has been involved in many projects and has achieved a great deal".

To be eligible for nomination the young person must be aged 11-18. Members of Fenland Youth District Council will judge the entries and pick an overall winner, who will receive a trophy and £100.

The winner and all shortlisted nominees will be presented with framed certificates at a special presentation evening hosted by the youth council at Fenland Hall, March, on February 24.

To nominate someone for the award, complete the nomination form printed here and explain why you are putting this young person forward.

Send your forms to Youth Achievement Awards, 51 High Street, March, PE15 9JJ. Alternatively, visit the Youth Achievement Awards micro-site on our website to nominate someone online.


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