Deadline extension for Kirkby Rotary Club’s Young Citizen of the Year

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THE deadline for this Kirkby Rotary Club’s Young Citizen of the Year has been extended until Monday.

The club wants to recognise outstanding achievements by young members of the community. It is also organising an invitation concert called Kirkby’s Got Young Talent which will showcase young musicians and dancers during which the awards will be presented. The concert will take place at the Ashwood Centre on 22nd September at 7.30pm.

At that event, the winners of the sixth annual Kirkby Young Citizen of the Year competition will be announced and the awards presented. First place will receive a plaque and £150, and the runner-up £50. Nominations are invited from schools, youth organisations, church groups and businesses, as well as the general public.

Past winners include Sam Hynd, the Paralympic gold and bronze medallist swimmer.

Rotarian and organiser John Peacock said: “What the judges will be looking for are examples of young people who have distinguished themselves by making a significant contribution to the community, being a good citizen and an example to other young people.” Nominees must be no older than 18 on April 30th and must reside in Kirkby, Annesley Village, Annesley Woodhouse, Newstead or Nuncargate. Closing date for nominations is 19th September.

Nomination forms for the awards are being been sent to schools and youth organisations. Copies can also be obtained from The Summit Centre, Pavillion Road, Kirkby, the Festival Hall, or by telephoning John Peacock on Mansfield 752458. The winner and runner-up will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Rotary Club.

Proceeds from the event will go to Rotary charities and anyone interested in taking part should contact John Peacock on Mansfield 752458.