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Melksham Young People’s Awards return after Covid

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MELKSHAM Young People’s awards are returning in November after a forced break due to the Covid pandemic.

The popular awards – run by Young Melksham, now 4Youth (South West) – celebrate those young people who have done amazing things, that are a real achievement for that young person.

The awards evening will be held on Friday 26th November at The Canberra Centre on Spa Road, with nominations open now and closing on Friday 5th November. Chair of trustees at 4Youth (South West) Jon Hubbard said, “It’s been a torrid period for everyone, especially young people, so we are really excited to be able to celebrate some of the amazing things young people in our community have done. It’s always so inspiring to read the nominations when they come in and I can’t wait to find out about all the achievements of Melksham’s young people over the past two years. “If you know a young person who has done something special, please tell us about it. Send in your nomination and let us help to celebrate how amazing they are.”

Nominations can be made on the 4Youth website at: https:// 4youth.org.uk/melksham-awards. This year there are six categories for young people to be nominated for: Covid-19 Local Hero Award; Community Champion Award; Making a Difference Award; Sports Award; Arts Award and Outstanding Achievement Award. Covid-19 Local Hero Award

Do you know a young person who had contributed to the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic? Maybe this young person has volunteered to help vulnerable people with day-to-day tasks? Perhaps they have been partially supportive to friends or family members during lockdown?

Community Champion Award

This award is for a young person or a group that has championed their community through volunteering their free time for their community. It could be through fundraising for a local group, helping a local charity for a day or any other voluntary event. It could be a young person who demonstrates exceptional leadership, who has through their passion, commitment and motivation, inspired other young people and those around them. Or it could be a young person who has stood up and raised the profile of their community through their organisation, skills, and hard work.

Making a Difference Award

The making a difference award is for an individual or group that have shown skills, initiative, and organisation where they worked hard to achieve significant and positive change and made a difference in other people’s lives. They could also be a young carer who has gone the extra mile to support and care, or cared for someone.

Sports Award

This award is for a young person or group who has given 100% to their chosen sport. It may be that they are determined to reach the top spot in their sport, or it could be someone who has just gone far above and beyond what could be expected to help their team/colleagues or themselves to achieve. They may have a vision of representing the local area or to become a professional sports star.

Arts Award

This award is for a young person or group who are lively, talented, or creative. Do you know an individual or group who is keen and dedicated to their local dance group, band, school club, musical instrument, choir or who like to perform for the benefit of others?

Outstanding Achievement Award

The outstanding achievement award recognises the success of a young person who has achieved something special to them or others, a young person who normally finds it hard to do things or a young person who has simply achieved something outstanding in difficult circumstances. Someone who you think has achieved something worth recognising.

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