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Search is on to find ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ for 2022

Search is on to find ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ for 2022

by Henry James (October 2021)

ORGANISERS of the 2022 Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award want to find the county’s most deserving youngsters.

If residents know someone aged under 21 who has done something exceptional this year and made a difference in their community, organisers of the event want to hear from them.

Applications are now being accepted and can be submitted anytime up until January 31, 2022.

Winners and runners up will be selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.

The winner will receive £500 along with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Chief Constable Chris Rowley. Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.

Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Chris Rowley, said: “We have a lot of inspirational young people in our county and every year we are impressed with the standard of the entries for the Young Citizen Awards.

“I would urge anyone who knows a young person who has made an outstanding contribution to their community to nominate them, so that they can be recognised. Driven by a real sense of public service, these young people often don’t recognise the difference they’re making, so these awards are the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate them.”

Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire, said: “We have been proud supporters of the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Awards for several years now, and we are delighted to continue our involvement for 2022.

“At the University we work with many impressive local young people from across Lancashire and we enjoy helping them to realise their potential. I have no doubt that this year’s Young Citizen Awards will once again be a wonderful showcase of the bravery, selflessness and kindness of the county’s young people.”

Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.

Nomination forms can be completed online at  www.lanpac.co.uk/nomination/. For more information contact Al Yusuf or Eleanor Adshead from LANPAC on 01772 412796.

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