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Celebrating Fenland youngsters’ fantastic work

High Sheriff, Captain Victor Lucas RN interviews representatives from Young People March
High Sheriff, Captain Victor Lucas RN interviews representatives from Young People March

Fantastic work undertaken by youngsters in Fenland was celebrated during an awards ceremony.

The High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Capt Victor Lucas, hosted the ceremony in Fenland Hall, atMarch, which was attended by 35 people.

Three winners of this year’s High Sheriff Awards – Young People March, Living Sport and the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – were presented with certificates.

A fourth winner, Wisbech Youth Clubs, was unable to attend.

Each has already received a cheque for £650 to support their work.

Representatives of each group receiving an award discussed their work with the High Sheriff and answered questions from the audience about their activities.

Capt Lucas said: “Hearing these wonderful stories has certainly been a great reward for me personally. It has been a privilege to be able to explore the fantastic work of all these groups.”

The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to support projects that have a long-term impact on young people and this year’s accolades have focused on volunteering.

Young People March will be using the grant money to support its youth council work by helping youngsters increase their skills and self-esteem along with part funding a team-building trip to Shropshire.

Living Sport is supporting the delivery of Level 1 courses in Sports Leadership and Sport Volunteering to a group of learners at the FACET centre.

Carers Trust is helping five to 10 young carers to run a community ‘Think Young Carer’ campaign over six months.

Wisbech Youth Club is funding a range of activities for youngsters to improve and enhance their community.

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