Cel­e­brate our star young­sters

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ASEFTON char­ity is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for a ma­jor awards scheme which recog­nises out­stand­ing achieve­ments by chil­dren.

The Sefton Shin­ing Stars Awards – now in their 11th year – are or­gan­ised by Sefton CVS to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tion made by chil­dren to com­mu­nity life, out­side nor­mal school cur­ricu­lum ar­eas.

The awards will be pre­sented to de­serv­ing young­sters up to the age of 16 at a high-pro­file cer­e­mony at Boo­tle Town Hall on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 12.

They are sup­ported by spon­sors in­clud­ing Sefton Coun­cil, Mersey­side Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, Liv­ing Well Sefton and Ur­gent Care 24.

Shin­ing Stars or­gan­iser Joanne Lee said: “Th­ese awards give ev­ery­one in the bor­ough the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate our chil­dren’s achieve­ments in a pos­i­tive, warm and unique way.

“Over the last 11 years they have also be­come a great mo­ti­va­tion for chil­dren and young peo­ple, and for those who sup­port and work with them.”

Chil­dren can be nom­i­nated for one or more of 10 awards, in­clud­ing the top hon­our of Sefton’s Shini­est Star.

Other cat­e­gories will recog­nise achiev­ing and car­ing, vol­un­teer­ing and com­mu­nity spirit, chil­dren who in­spire change, fundrais­ing suc­cess and the young achiever of the year.

Fur­ther hon­ours will go to chil­dren who have ex­celled in chang­ing at­ti­tudes, brav­ery and par­tic­i­pa­tion as well as the bor­ough’s young per­son­al­ity of the year for 2017.

“Pre­vi­ous Shin­ing Stars Awards have put the spot­light on some won­der­ful achieve­ments by Sefton’s chil­dren and young peo­ple,” added Joanne.

“We’re hop­ing for a bumper crop of nom­i­na­tions to help us make the 2017 awards the best year yet.”

She said chil­dren and young peo­ple play a vi­tal role in plan­ning and or­gan­is­ing the awards cer­e­mony, and also as hosts and per­form­ers on the night.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the awards and a nom­i­na­tion form, con­tact the Shin­ing Stars team on 0151-920 0726, or email shin­ingstars@sefton­cvs. org.uk.

The clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions is mid­night on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3.

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