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Do you know someone worthy of recognition? Then nominate them now for Pride in Fenland Awards




A seven-year-old girl from Chatteris, who has raised over £2,000 to help others while battling an unusual type of leukaemia, is among those nominated in this year’s Pride in Fenland Awards.

Last year's winner Byron Nunn receives his award from Coun Mark Buckton. (6952639)
Last year's winner Byron Nunn receives his award from Coun Mark Buckton. (6952639)

Kayla Hay has been nominated by her proud parents Siana and Aaron Hay and her brothers, Jack and Charlie.

Siana said: “I’m nominating Kayla for a number of reasons, not least the courage she has shown over the past 18 months whilst fighting an usual kind of leukaemia.

“During this time she has amazed us with her drive to help others. She has raised £1,077 for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust through various events and raffles. She has also held a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise money for a family on ward, sadly they lost their warrior. Kayla raised £1,000 to help them buy a memorial sculpture.

“Whilst on treatment she has joined Chatteris Cricket Club and also Chatteris Town Football Club. There’s just no stopping our girl and we couldn’t be more proud.”

If you know of someone like Kayla, who is worthy of recognition in the area’s most prestigious community awards, now’s the time to nominate them. This year the awards are split into four categories:

n Community group, club, organisation or charity that benefits the community

n Volunteer in the community

n Good neighbour

n Young citizen (carer or volunteer)

There is also the special judges award which is chosen from all of the nominations.

Closing date for nominations is February 13. Use the form in this week's Citizen and send it to: Fenland Citizen, 17 Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 1JN or Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ. Nominations can also be made via the Fenland Council website.



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