THE SEARCH IS ON…
The search is now on to find someone deserving of the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award
If you know someone aged under 21 who has done something selfless for another person, organisation or their local community then the Lancashire Partnership Again Crime (LANPAC) wants to hear from you.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 awards and can be submitted anytime up until 31st January 2020.
Winners and runners up will be selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from LANPAC, Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.
If you know someone who you think has made a real difference to their community, then please complete an application. The application can be for any positive contribution to local life, fundraising, helping or caring for people (within or without their family), or being very thoughtful, kind or brave in some way. Not everyone can win the prize, but nominations will give the opportunity for each young person to be congratulated.
Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Andy Rhodes, said: “The Young Citizen Awards are always an inspirational and heart-warming event for me.
“It’s very humbling to hear about so many inspiring young people who are shaping our future.”
The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Ralph C Assheton TD DL, said: “I have in the past perhaps been swayed by the public perception of young people being disconnected from society by such things as social media.”
“During my first months as High Sheriff I have been shown the reality of the huge number of our young being keenly involved in many aspects of life throughout the county. I am therefore keen to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to society through the Young Citizen Award.”
The countywide awards take place every year to celebrate the county’s most caring young residents. These could be people who have helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.
Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.
Nomination forms can be completed online at: www.lanpac.co.uk/nomination
For more information contact Al Yusuf or Anna Baybutt from LANPAC on 01772 412796