Young Leader Award - Melissa Turner
Melissa dedicates her spare time to running a drama club for younger students and she assists school staff in certain lessons by providing additional support for young people struggling with practical work.
Young Community Volunteer Award - Cameron Gregory and Bethany Stimson (joint winners)
Cameron volunteers at Burgess Hill Youth, leading group activities, providing essential IT support and, recently, providing valuable assistance on two outings for young carers.
Bethany volunteers at the Quarry Café in East Grinstead, a facility that is run by the community for the benefit of the community. Beth has contributed 119 hours so far and has proved to be an outstanding volunteer with her calm, attentive manner and willingness to learn.
Young Achiever Award - Alicia Turner
Alicia provides practical and emotional care for her younger brother both before and after school. She also volunteers with the Pastoral Support Service at Downlands Community School, providing her fellow pupils with information, advice, support and guidance.
Peer Nominated Award - Andrew Galt and Alex Wilmore (joint winners)
Andrew volunteers at his local community library and is dedicated to helping young people improve their reading skills including helping to establish ‘story time’ events. He also gives up his lunchtime to support secondary school readers who need extra help.
Alex volunteers with local charity Kangaroos, an organisation which provides a range of fun, inclusive activities and trips for children with learning difficulties and special needs. He has given up over 100 hours of his spare time working to ensure the children have as much fun as possible while they’re at Kangaroos.