An awards scheme recognising the area’s most inspiring young people has been launched.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton, is urging people to nominate teenagers who have made an outstanding contribution to society.
The awards are held annually and are run in partnership with organisations offering services to young people, including Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils, as well as the business community.
Young people from Leicester and Leicestershire who are aged 13-19 by January 31, 2014 are eligible for nomination. The categories are:
o Young Braveheart
o Young Volunteer
o Young Voice
o Young Most Improved Sports Player
o Young Artist
Lady Gretton said: “One of the joys of being Lord-Lieutenant is having the opportunity of meeting many young people and seeing some truly remarkable examples of volunteering in their communities.
“I am delighted with the way my award has helped to raise the profile of young people’s achievements and we have been able to celebrate and reward some truly inspirational young people.
The foundation for this success is the nominations we receive from people who are able to identify deserving young people, and are prepared to make that special effort to spread this message and submit the vital nomination form.“
Shortlisted young people will receive prizes with category winners receiving prizes suggested by their nominators to the value of £500. An awards event will be held at County Hall in March.
To find out more about the awards, and to nominate a young person, visit: www.leics.gov.uk/llawards
You can also request as form by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0116 3056053.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014