HAILSHAM: Nominate a youngster for awards

Last year's winner was 18-year-old Hannah Tack, who received the award for her sports coaching and development work in the community.
Last year's winner was 18-year-old Hannah Tack, who received the award for her sports coaching and development work in the community.

DO YOU know a young person who has made their mark on the community?

Hailsham Community College and its partners, the Youth Development Service and The Square Youth Café, are encouraging the public to nominate outstanding young people for this year’s John Britton Youth Community Award.

This is an accolade which aims to reward young people who have gone the extra mile in their local community.

The winner of this prestigious award will be presented with a trophy, inscribed with their name, at the end of year celebration assembly on the last day of term at Hailsham Community College.

Hailsham Town Council’s youth project coordinator Andy Joyes said the awards are a great opportunity to recognise the accomplishment of talented and proactive young people in Hailsham, where each year the achievements and contributions of the area’s young people aged 11 to 18 are celebrated.

“Perhaps they might have achieved great things relating to sports activities, excelled at school, demonstrated good leadership abilities or done some great voluntary work in the community during the past year,” he said.

“I would encourage the people of Hailsham to nominate a young person who they feel has made their mark in the community and accomplished a great deal with such endeavours,” he added.

Nominees must be residents of Hailsham and be currently enrolled in years Seven to sixth form.

Entrants must be submitted to Hailsham Community College, Battle Road, Hailsham by 4pm on Friday May 27.

Nomination forms are available from Hailsham Community College or the Town Council offices or by phoning 841468 or 841702