After a break last year because of Covid 19 Pride of Somerset Youth Award organisers are looking for inspirational young people and their achievements so they can Fly the Flag for Young People of Somerset.
To launch this year’s Pride of Somerset Youth Awards, the public is being encouraged to nominate any young person who lives in the historic county of Somerset, which includes Bath and Weston-Super-Mare, who has done something in the past 18 months to make you proud.
This year there will be six categories:
Volunteering (a young person or group who has or have demonstrated an outstanding example of volunteering),
Charitable Work (a young person or group who has or have undertaken charitable work and raised significant sums of money or highlighted a particular issue),
Arts and Culture (a young person who has excelled in the arts or cultural activity),
Sport (a young person who has excelled in a sporting activity),
Overcoming Adversity (a young person who has or is in the process of overcoming a physical, mental or social condition),
Enterprise (a young person or group who has or have shown enterprise and entrepreneurial attitude for the benefit of the community).
As in previous years the Sandy Padgett Award will be given to the young person who has undertaken an outstanding individual or community activity.
The Awards are run by the Rotary Club of Taunton and Covid restrictions-permitting, an awards evening is planned on the evening of May 11th, Somerset Day. Past winners have included English Cricketer Jos Buttler, British Gymnast Laura Gallagher and record-breaking wheelchair athlete Jamie Edwards
The evening event will be hosted by BBC Somerset Presenters Claire Carter and Simon Parkin (Awards may have to be presented differently if continuing Covid restrictions mean the awards ceremony can not take place).