As High Sheriff of Lancashire I have been privileged to hear of many people who have been selfless and put themselves out to help others in the community. It is always particularly encouraging when one hears of young people who are doing exceptional things for the good of others.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen’s Award is my way of acknowledging and rewarding the very good deeds of Lancashire’s young people – those who have gone above and beyond to help others. I would like to hear about initiatives which have made a beneficial difference to the lives of others, locally, nationally or even internationally. This includes notable acts of bravery or kindness as well.
Do you know a young person or group of young people under the age of 21 who have made a difference to the lives of others? If so, please nominate them for the 2021 LANPAC Young Citizen’s Award. Nominations can be made by anyone and it is only with your help that these young people can be given the thanks and recognition they deserve.
The Winners and Runners-Up will be selected by a panel of judges (which I will chair) and includes representatives from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime , the Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL (a former High Sheriff who initiated this awards scheme).
All Finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2021 when the Winner will receive £500 together with a specially commissioned trophy and a certificate from the High Sheriff. There will also be two Runners-Up who will each receive £100 and a certificate.
This scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime Charity on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31st January 2021. Any further information required can be obtained from Al Yusuf on 01772-412796 or Anna Baybutt on – 01772 412372.
I look forward to lots of nominations and reading about some terrific achievements that our young people are involved with in Lancashire.
With best wishes,
Lancashire High Sheriff