Youngsters pick up awards for volunteering dedication

CONNORS BRIGHTON 01273 486851'The Spark awards 2014 held at the De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill'Senior Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by Sussex Police winner Evie Rowe of Heathfield Panthers netball Club SUS-141121-095501001
CONNORS BRIGHTON 01273 486851'The Spark awards 2014 held at the De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill'Senior Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by Sussex Police winner Evie Rowe of Heathfield Panthers netball Club SUS-141121-095501001

The dedication and commitment of young volunteers from across East Sussex was celebrated recently at the 2014 SPARK Awards.

SPARK is the operating name for East Sussex Council for Voluntary Youth Services, an organisation originally established in 1974 and re-branded in 2013 as SPARK - a network for young people’s organisations.

The SPARK vision is to enable children and young people to develop their social, physical and personal characteristics to grow as individuals and contribute to society. It does this by supporting groups and individuals who work directly with them.

This year, Sussex Police sponsored the Senior Volunteer Award which was presented on the night by Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, the East Sussex Divisional Commander.

The winner of the award was Evie Rowe with runners-up Miranda Hayles from GIZMO Friday Evening Youth Club and Josh Henry of the Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors.

Ch Supt Honnor said, “East Sussex has a proud tradition of volunteering and we at Sussex Police hold volunteers very close to our hearts; from our young police cadets to our special constables and admin volunteers, I know the hard work they do should never be underestimated.”