SURREY YOUNG SUPERSTARS 2016
– THE WINNERS!
More than 50 deserving young people, aged from 8 to 19 years-old and from all areas of Surrey, were rewarded at today’s Surrey Young Superstars 2016 awards, receiving their trophies and certificates from H.M Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux at a special awards ceremony at Guildford’s Guildford Harbour Hotel (3.00pm, Sunday, May 8th 2016).
Organised by leading independent Surrey travel agent Haslemere Travel, in partnership with the county’s umbrella charity supporting the youth sector, Surrey Youth Focus, the fourth annual awards recognised outstanding young people in Surrey. This year the Surrey Young Superstars awards were once again generously sponsored by the Guildford office of international real estate adviser Savills, as well as the Guildford Harbour Hotel and Surrey Life.
The 2016 award categories and their winners are:
Caring Superstar: Surrey Young Carers Forum (13-18 years old)
Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years): Summer Edwards and Chloe Hall (both 8)
Individual Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 19 year-old Abigail Kent
Group Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scout Tanzania team (aged 14-19 years)
Musician of the Year: ACM band, Sweet Revenge
Volunteering Superstar (Individual): 19 year-old Peter Harding
Volunteering Superstar (Group): 1268 (Haslemere) Squadron ATC
Community Superstar: Freddie Horton and Anneliese Jay (16 years old)
Courageous Superstar: 19 year-old Ellen Hague-Barker
The overall winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, was the 7th Epsom Tanzania team, who also received an ‘Adopt An Animal’ prize from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
The awards also raise awareness of a local charity every year – this year the youth charity was Leatherhead-based Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), who did a presentation at the event.
The special Surrey Young Superstars 2016 awards ceremony was also kindly attended by the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr Richard Whittington; Councillor Melanie Odell, Mayor of Haslemere; the Mayor of Guildford’s representative; Mrs Sally Marks, chairman of Surrey County Council, as well as all of the young award winners, their families and other nominees from all corners of Surrey.
Gemma Antrobus, owner of founder and joint awards organiser Haslemere Travel said: "Now in their fourth 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 received and the Haslemere Travel team wish many congratulations to all of the worthy winners.”
Surrey Youth Focus CEO, Cate Newnes-Smith said: “Surrey Youth Focus is proud to be involved again this year. We would like to thank our new president, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, as well as Surrey's voluntary youth organisations for their nominations; it is great to see the event grow year on year. We celebrate the fantastic achievements made by these young people and hope this event fuels their sense of empowerment to achieve their next goal.”
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