A RECORD number of young people from around the Arun district were put forward for an annual awards scheme.
A total of 61 individuals and group members were nominated for this year’s Rotary in Arun Youth Community Awards.
The awards were presented last week in a ceremony held by the four Rotary clubs across the district.
Their spokesman, Peter Stemp, said: “Young people’s exceptional achievements in supporting and helping others have been recognised and rewarded for a fifth year.
“The 2019 Rotary in Arun Youth Community Awards have been held to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful work of young people from across the Arun district.
“All the nominees had shown themselves to be exceptionally caring, especially brave, or generously giving of their time to volunteer or raise money for charity.”
The nominations were whittled down by the Arun Youth Council to select a winner in each of the three age categories and the one group category.
The winners received a trophy and a gift token in recognition of their achievements. The ceremony took place at a packed Windmill Entertainment Centre in Littlehampton last Wednesday.
The winners were:
Age 11-14: Sally Atkins; commended: Lacey Matthews.
Age 15 – joint winners: Alex Hall and Ellie Pett. commended: Holly Hawkins.
Age 16-19: Harry Mason.
Group – joint winners: Arun Young Leaders and Felpham Community College Holocaust memorial team.