Bexhill Lions Club is launching the “Lions Young Achiever Award” to recognise, encourage and

support young people who are actively involved in their community. Candidates could be involved

in helping young and old people, disabled, able-bodied and disadvantaged or they may be involved

in organising projects in conservation, crime prevention, promoting healthier lifestyles,

fundraising or other initiatives.

The Award is open to individuals who have reached their 15th birthday but have not reached their

19th birthday on or before 30th June 2018, and who live in Bexhill.

Sue Cassell, Youth Committee Chair said “We wanted to make an award that gives the youngsters

the true recognition they deserve. This competition encourages young people to seek experience

in community involvement, leadership and public speaking. It also provides an opportunity

to broaden their awareness of the local community and the voluntary sector. In addition, it helps to

develop their interpersonal and communication skills and recognises the value of their commitment and

achievement. It provides an opportunity to highlight the charities and volunteer groups with

which they are associated.”

The winner will receive an award of £100 to further their chosen project. There is then an

opportunity for the winner to compete in the Lions’ Young Ambassador Competition. The winner

of the South East round will receive a £500 bursary and then compete in the UK Final where the

winner will receive a further £1,000.

The closing date for nominations is September 30th.

For further details and an application form contact Lionsue@outlook.com, call 07791 940687

or visit the Lions website www.bexhill-lions.org