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Search continues to find Young Citizen of the Year

Nominations are still being sought for Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition.

Nominations are still being sought for Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition.

High Sheriff John Barnett MBE DL is encouraging applications involving young people who have put others first.

He said: “We want to hear from people who know inspirational youngsters who put others first through care work, helping out at charities or just sheer hard work that has helped people or supported a cause important to them.”

The awards take place every year and involve the High Sheriff inviting applications to find a young person, ideally aged up to age 21, who has helped either their
local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

The University of Central Lancashire is sponsoring this year’s awards and is also reminding people to submit nominations. Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “We are very proud of all our young people at UCLan and want to share some of the amazing ways they engage with the wider community in Lancashire.

“If you know someone who goes above and beyond to help others and is a strong and positive role model then this award provides a great opportunity to celebrate all that they do and say thank you.”

Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.

Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan said: “We are extremely proud of our continued involvement in the Young Citizen of the Year Award and I am really looking forward to seeing the fantastic entries I am sure we will receive this year.”

All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2017 where the winner will receive £500 along with a
specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Chief Constable Steve Finnigan.

The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) charity on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31st January 2017.

Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.

Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.

Application forms can be completed online at www.lanpac.co.uk. For more information you contact Al Yusuf from LANPAC on 01772 412796.