Young Citizen Awards 2016: Help us recognise the fantastic achievements of our young people

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The Recorder is relaunching its Young Citizen Awards today to recognise the inspirational young people in Redbridge and the amazing work they do.

The scheme, run with Redbridge Rotary Club, will feature nominees in the Recorder each week.

A monthly winner will be selected by our panel – which includes representatives from Redbridge Youth Council – from March until December and given a £40 voucher.

These 10 winners will be entered into the Mayor’s Community Awards in March 2017 and an overall winner will be crowned.

The Young Citizen Awards were launched in 2008 by Recorder editor Chris Carter and then Redbridge Rotary president Eve Conway to celebrate the borough’s young.

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Past winners include 10-year-old Bella Field, who has helped raise more than £100,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice after her sister Molly died.

Bella went on to win the national award and was invited to travel to Brazil by the president of Rotary International, where she told her story to more than 17,000 people in Sao Paolo.

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Eve, deputy president of Rotary International for Great Britain and Ireland, said: “By holding the awards we can show positive examples to other young people of what is achievable.”

The programme was officially relaunched with a presentation at the Recorder’s offices on Monday to Barnardo’s, Redbridge College and cabinet member for children and young people Cllr Elaine Norman among others.

Recorder editor Chris Carter said: “I am excited that the scheme has been relaunched and look forward to some brilliant entries.”

To nominate someone, email with their name, contact details and reason for nomination.

You can also fill in the nomination form in this week’s Recorder.

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