SURREY YOUNG SUPERSTARS 2015
– THE WINNERS!
More than 30 deserving young people, aged from 12 to 19 years-old and from all areas of Surrey, were rewarded at today’s Surrey Young Superstars 2015 awards, receiving their trophies and certificates from celebrated round-the-world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards MBE at a special awards ceremony at Guildford’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel (3.00pm, Sunday, May 10th 2015).
Organised by leading independent Surrey travel agent Haslemere Travel, in partnership with the county’s largest voluntary youth organisation representative, Surrey Youth Focus, the third, annual Surrey Young Superstars Awards gave a spotlight to the many achievements of young people in Surrey, as well as raised awareness of a local charity – this year it was water aid charity Just A Drop.
The 2015 award categories and their winners are:
Caring Superstar: 14 year-old Ronnie Barley
Individual Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years): (now 13 year-old) Josh Bryan
Individual Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 17 year-old Luke Kitterman
Volunteering Superstar (Individual): 19 year-old Samuel Wong
Volunteering Superstar (Group): Surrey Heath Youth Council
Enterprise Superstar: Epsom & Ewell PHAB youth club
Courageous Superstar: 14 year-old Bella Symons
The overall winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, was Ronnie Barley, who also received an Adopt An Animal prize from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Ronnie Barley with his Awards
This year the Surrey Young Superstars awards were generously sponsored by Savills Guildford, Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel Guildford and Surrey Life.
The special Surrey Young Superstars awards ceremony was kindly attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP; the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy; Councillor Mrs Penny Bradley, mayor of Haslemere; Councillor Nikki Nelson-Smith, deputy mayor of Guildford; David Munro, chairman of Surrey County Council, as well as all of the young award winners, their families and other nominees.
Gemma Antrobus, managing director of founder and joint awards organiser Haslemere Travel said: "Now in their third year, once again Surrey Young Superstars was a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey - demonstrating their community spirit, unsung bravery and hard work. The judges were hugely impressed by the record number of entries we received and the Haslemere Travel team wish many congratulations to all of the worthy winners.”
Surrey Youth Focus, CEO Cate Newnes-Smith “the event was a fantastic celebration of the positive and inspiring achievements made by young people in Surrey. Voluntary youth organisations from across the county put forward nominations, and we would like to encourage all those supporting young people to get in touch surreyyouthfocus.org.uk to find out how they could be involved next year.”