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Young Citizen Award

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Young Citizen of the Year nominee Floriane Fidegnon

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award set to be crowned in March, we unveil the last of our inspirational finalists.

Valentines School has nominated three pupils for theYoung Citizens Awards.
Sophie Marlow

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award about to be crowned, we unveil our first five inspirational finalists.

Tiharna Vaja-Barthram has been nominated for a Young Citizen award after using her saved university money to sponsor children in poorer countries

An 11-year-old has fundraised thousands after a TV advert inspired her to raise cash for children living in poor countries.

Young Citizen nominee Zakiyya Hall

“Keep your head up. Not everyone is against you,” said Zakiyya Hall, a young man who uses his care experience to positively influence other young people.

Matthew Midlane of Valentines High School has gained a Young Citizen nomination.

“Helping out and volunteering is not thought of as cool but if you give it a try you would be surprised about how much fun you can have,” said scout leader, Matthew Midlane.

Belinda and Gracia Mbalu raised money through their church for poor people living in Democratic Republic of Congo

“In the Bible it says love your neighbour as you love yourself and I want others to love the same way.”

Bella Field has just won another award for her fundraising.

A 11-year-old girl, who raised £110,000 for a children’s hospice after her sister died of a brain tumour, has won a national award.

Ayisha Davies-Reaz has gained a Young Citizen award nomination

A student who promotes sport and outdoor activities at Redbridge College has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Cricket coach Hassan Ahmed who has been nominated for a Young Citizen award

Passing the bat-on and teaching other young cricketers is no trouble for one 20-year-old.

Renee Stafford aged 12 sang at the SSE Wembley Stadium as part of the Rays of Sunshine Wish Choir.

A courageous 12-year-old put her day-to-day difficulties aside to raise cash for charity by singing in front of thousands of people.

Tray-Sean Ben Salmi

While many youngsters spent the summer playing outside, an 11-year-old used his time to perfect an idea to run workshops aimed at bringing fathers and sons closer together.

Young Citizen nominee Khaydien Anderson

Mixing while volunteering and holding down a full-time job hasn’t been a problem for a 22-year-old music producer.

Sepidah Islam has gained a Young Citizen nomination for selling home made cakes for charity.

With a batch of mouth-watering cakes to give Great British Bake Off stars a run for their money, a teenager held a bake sale at her school to raise cash for a children’s hospital.

Izar Abdgalil-Bores who has been nominated for a Young Citizen Award by his Mum for cooking and helping the next door neighbour in the garden

He may only be 11 and a long way from entering the world of employment, but for one youngster it is never too early to start mapping out a career plan.

Syed Asad Ali, known as Asad, manages the under 10s football at Frenford Youth Club

When a young man found he could not realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer, he turned his attention to helping others.

Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award nominee Charlee Lambourne at work at Redbridge College.

Despite suffering from a debilitating back issue, a teenager defies chronic day-to-day pain to reach an astounding 96 per cent attendance rate at her college.

Yannis Madu who has won a Jack Petchey award for his work

“I’m academic, he isn’t. It’s easy for him to get overshadowed and not get the recognition he deserves,” said Vanessa Madu, 16, who has nominated younger brother Yannis for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Vanessa Madu has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

A teenager who “loves” helping younger pupils understand the complexities of maths and championing issues which affect youths has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen award.

Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

Young Citizen nominee Joy Mbugua, of Goodmayes

With BBC One’s The Apprentice set to return to TV screens in October, a church decided to hold its own version of the popular show.

Rasnam Singh has raised a phenomenal amount of money for charity

Most 10-year-olds focus on toys and cartoons, but one youngster has other ideas.

Young Citizen of the Year nominee Floriane Fidegnon

A teenager who spends her spare time helping young children learn about technical subjects has been nominated for Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Dhruv Talati, 11, was still 10 when he sat the Mensa test

An talented young sportsman has surprised his parents by passing a Mensa test with the highest score possible.

Joshua Jacobs

A 16-year-old young scout leader has become an inspiring role model for his cubs after having discovered the joys of camping from a young age.

Gaya Aharon has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

A teenager selflessly supported her best friend, who battles juvenile arthritis on a daily basis, to climb over the O2 to raise money for charity.

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