Winners of the Young People of the Year Awards announced at Tideway School in Newhaven

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THE WINNERS of the Young People of the Year Awards were announced at Tideway School in Newhaven on Tuesday March 22.

There were performances from Tideway musicians at the ceremony hosted by Newhaven young mayor Adam Wiggins.

The winners were: young achiever, Kayleigh Read; young carer, Spike Barber; young volunteer, Natasha Trickett; young person of courage, Paul Dutton Sim; young sportsperson, Rebecca Davis and young group, Denton and South Heighton JFC Under 12 team.

Individual winners received £50 and a trophy. The young group received £500.

Sponsors were: the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, NCDA, G W Ironworks, Excell Design, Newhaven Enterprise Centre and Safehaven Security Limited.

A spokesperson for Newhaven Town Council, which helped organise the awards, said: “All in all, the awards scheme has proved to be a huge success and has certainly shown that Newhaven is not short of amazing children and young people who are achieving wonderful things.”