Ceremony to honour Young Heroes of West Norfolk
Moving and inspirational stories of outstanding children and young people are assured at the West Norfolk Young Hero Awards on Sunday.
Winners of the awards, held for the first time this year, will be announced at a special ceremony at Lynn Town Hall.
Launched last November by West Norfolk Council and Lynn radio station KL.FM, the awards recognise deserving youngsters for their courage, kindness, achievements, unselfishness and the way they have made a difference to their families and communities.
Nominations were invited and the managing director of KL.FM, Darren Taylor, said there was a wonderful response.
He was aware that youngsters sometimes received bad publicity.
“These awards show that most of them are lovely kids who go out of their way to help their families and others less fortunate than themselves,” he said.
Some of the stories were particularly moving and inspirational.
“It was an absolute pleasure to read them and it will be wonderful to be able to reward the winners on Sunday,” said Mr Taylor.
The categories are:
Achievement through education: For achievement ranging from academic success or improved performance to exceptional attendance or contribution to school life.
Carer of the Year: For a young person who gives up their own time to care for a friend or relative.
Emergency Services Award: For a young person who has come into contact with the emergency services during the last 12 months.
Volunteer of the Year: For a young person who volunteers their time for a community group.
Mayor’s Special Award: For young people who do not fit into the above categories, made at the discretion of West Norfolk Mayor, Geoffrey Wareham.
See Tuesday’s Lynn News for reports and pictures from the ceremony, plus reaction from the winners.
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