Will the town’s heroes please step forward

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The search has begun for young people who deserve to be recognised as one of Sudbury’s young heroes or heroines.

The town’s two Rotary clubs, in conjunction with the Free Press and Waitrose, are looking for worthy winners of the 2014 Sudbury Rotary Young Citizens of the Year awards.

Now in its sixth year, the awards were set up to recognise the achievements of young people under 25 living, studying or working within a 10-mile radius of Sudbury.

Organiser Valerie Goodchild said: “We are appealing to teachers, youth leaders and friends and families to tell us about young people who have gone the extra mile. Those whose personal courage, achievement or contribution to the community should be recognised and celebrated.”

Valerie, a member of the joint organising group from the two Sudbury Rotary clubs, said all finalists will receive a certificate, medal and cash award. Winners are eligible for nomination to the national Rotary Young Citizen of the Year award.

She added: “National winners receive £500 for their nominated charity and feature in coverage of the awards on the BBC news channel, broadcast live from the Rotary in Britain and Ireland national conference.”

Nomination forms are available from the Suffolk Free Press reception in Borehamgate precinct, Waitrose’s customer service desk or on request from SudburyRotaryYCA@gmail.com. Closing date is January 31, 2014, with a presentation ceremony held in March.