Young leaders who make a difference to their community were recognised during a special ceremony at March Town Hall.
Thirteen youngsters received their well-deserved Young Leaders in Service awards from March Lions last Wednesday evening.
The awards, which have been running for five years, celebrate those aged 11 to 18 who volunteer in the community. Gold awards recognise youngsters who have given 100 hours or more in a year.
Silver awards are for those who have given 50 hours or more.
At this year’s ceremony, there were seven gold award recipients and six silver.
They received their awards from the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Linda Fairbrother, March Mayor Kit Owen and Lions president Ruth Martin.
Eight of the award winners volunteered at Young People March, supervising at its drop-in sessions, while others had worked in the Library and Resources Centre at March’s Neale Wade Academy.
Lions secretary Derek Rutter said young people can earn the award for all kinds of community work, including helping children and the elderly, as well as work to benefit the environment and being a young carer at home.