Young citizens sought for award in Cranbrook

PUBLISHED: 09:34 17 February 2017

Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8863. Picture: Terry Ife

Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8863. Picture: Terry Ife


The search is on again for Cranbrook Young Citizen of the Year. And time is running out to make your nominations!

Launched last year by the Cranbrook Herald and Cranbrook Town Council (CTC), nominations for the 2017 award close on Friday, March 17.

The award is given annually to the young person – or young group – who has made the biggest contribution to the Cranbrook community during the year.

As well as a trophy and certificate, the winner will receive £100.

The first recipients of the award were Cranbrook Education Campus pupils Katie Coles and her friend Paige Simpson.

The 12-year-old pair raised more than £100 for Cancer Awareness Day by organising fundraising events at their school.

“It was a completely selfless act and a remarkable achievement on their part,” said CTC chairman and award judge Kevin Blakey.

As well as Mr Blakey, the 2017 judging panel includes Phil Griffin (group editor of Archant, which publishes the Cranbrook Herald), the Reverend Lythan Nevard (Cranbrook’s minister) and Keith Johnson (Cranbrook community development worker).

Award nominees should be under 25 and currently live in Cranbrook. Nominees cannot nominate themselves. They need to be nominated by a named person or group living in Cranbrook. Parental permission must be sought if the nominee is under 18. Nominations close at 11am on Friday, March 17, 2017. The winner will be announced at CTC’s Meeting of the Town in April.

For full details and nomination form, click here

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