SHIN­ING STARS: Young­sters’ good deeds re­warded

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­

MORE than 100 guests were at an awards cer­e­mony which saw young­sters hon­oured for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments.

There were 11 win­ners in eight dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, and two spe­cial awards, at Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil’s Youth Awards 2015 on Thurs­day, March 19.

There were close to 50 nom­i­nees at the event held at King’s Church, Raan’s Road, Amer­sham.

The event was hosted by Chiltern Dis­trict coun­cil­lor Peter Hud­son, cabi­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity, and guests in­cluded MP Ch­eryl Gil­lan and the High Sher­iff of Buck­ing­hamshire, Joseph Gur­ney.

Eng­land Women’s in­ter­na­tional rugby player Michaela Stan­i­ford and vice-chair­man of the coun­cil, Mimi Harker OBE, were also there.

Mr Hud­son said: “In my role I’m priv­i­leged to meet young peo­ple from all walks of life. It never fails to amaze me how lucky we are in Chiltern to have such a di­ver­sity and wealth of tal­ent.

“Evenings where we can ac­knowl­edge and re­ward those who play their part in mak­ing this such a great place are im­por­tant for com­mu­nity co­he­sion and har­mony. Each and ev­ery young­ster nom­i­nated is a star in my reckoning.”

The win­ners of each cat­e­gories are:

En­vi­ron­ment: Holly Davies, Rachel Rose and Adam Stevenson, who raised money for LifeS­traws.

Aca­demic: Char­lotte Adams, an all-round achiever at Chiltern Hills Academy in Che­sham.

Vol­un­teeer: Kieran Slat­tery, who men­tors young­sters at Chal­font St Peter Youth Club.

Vol­un­teer: Maeve Higgs, Girl Guide with the 2nd Chal­font St Giles Girl Guides who has gained the Baden Pow­ell Chal­lenge and is now a young leader and vol­un­teer with the Bri­tish Red Cross.

Spe­cial Vol­un­teer

Award: Joe Vella, a mem­ber of Chal­font St Peter Youth Cen­tre, who has over­come per­sonal chal­lenges and now helps young­sters with autism achieve their po­ten­tial.

Arts: Alex Pullen, 12-year-old mu­si­cian with the Bucks County Youth

SINGERS: Becs Copus and Isla and Romy Leach pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment

GREEN: Holly Davies and Adam Stevenson re­ceive their En­vi­ron­ment award from MP Ch­eryl Gil­lan and Cllr Peter Hud­son

TOP TEAM: Win­ners, run­ners-up and pre­sen­ters at the Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil's Youth

Awards 2015

ARTS: Ni­cholas Pullen re­ceives the arts award on be­half of his brother Alex from Cllr Peter Hud­son and High Sher­iff of Bucks Joe Bar­clay

CAR­ERS: Six-year-old Ruby John­son and nine-year-old sis­ter Scar­let re­ceive their young carer's award from Cllr Peter Hud­son and Mimi Harker

ACA­DEMIC: Char­lotte Adams re­ceives her aca­demic award from Cllr Peter Hud­son and John Amatt, re­gional manager of GLL

SPEECH: Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil's vice-chair­man Mimi


VOL­UN­TEER: El­lie Hardy re­ceives her vol­un­teer award from Cllr Peter Hud­son and Su­per­in­ten­dent Steve Hockin

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