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Children of courage set to be honoured with awards

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

20/03/14 Children of courage committee Burton Mail / Rotary children of courage steering committee....

20/03/14 Children of courage committee Burton Mail / Rotary children of courage steering committee....

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THE Mail is delighted to announce the return of the hugely successful Children of Courage and Achievement Awards.

In partnership with Burton and Bretby Rotary Clubs, dozens of children who have excelled in their community by going the extra mile are set to be rewarded for their efforts as part of this year’s awards.

Members of the public can nominate any youngster they think worthy of scooping one of the awards available in 14 categories including the Courage Award and the Community Contribution Award.

Winners will be announced at a gala evening on Saturday, June 21, at the Pirelli Stadium and they will be handed a trophy, certificate and £50 worth of shopping vouchers.

The President of Burton Rotary Club Jenny Gray said “This is an opportunity to recognise some amazing young people and highlight all that is good in the youth of today.”

The President of Bretby Rotary Club Andrew Smart said: “We hear a lot about poorly behaved children in the area and rarely about the ones who put their hearts and souls into good works for the community.

“The Children of Courage and Achievement Awards is an opportunity to celebrate these achievements and we both fully support it and encourage members of the public, friends and families to nominate their local superstars.”

Burton Mail editor Kevin Booth said: “We’re delighted to be linking up again with our partners from Rotary to put on the awards for a second time.

“Last year threw up some incredible stories of young people doing so much for others, which completely dispelled many perceptions about the youth of today.

“There were also some remarkable accounts of personal triumph over adversity, which were humbling for all of us involved.

“We look forward to this year’s awards again bringing out the best examples of what young people are really like.”

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