Rotary clubs call for nominations of selfless young people for Arun Youth Community Awards

Rotary clubs across the Arun district are calling for nominations of young people who deserve to be recognised in the community for achievements including bravery and charity work.

Group of prize winners on stage at last year's awards
Group of prize winners on stage at last year's awards

Preparations for the Arun Youth Community Awards are well underway, looking to reward selfless people aged 11 to 19 who have been nominated by their friends, parents or teachers.

In 2015 the Rotary clubs took on the running of this event and the 2019 presentation evening is booked for March 13 at the Windmill Theatre in Littlehampton.

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Geoff Watts, community service committee chairman for the Rotary Club of Littlehampton, said: “There must be some readers who are aware of young people who have performed any action, service or project that has benefitted the community.

“They could have been brave, courageous, selfless, helpful, talented, supportive or even determined in the face of adversity. These youngsters deserve recognition so please show your public spirit by recommending them for an award.”

Nominees from each age group will be competing for a trophy and gift voucher prize, with Arun Youth Council choosing the winners and the four Arun Rotary clubs presenting the awards.

Fiona Rose, president of Arundel Rotary Club, said: “We hope you will agree just how important these awards have become recognising, as they do, the efforts and sacrifices made by young people in our area and help us to see even more young people at the evening than we had last year.”

Nomination forms have been printed and widely distributed, but anyone interested can download one at

To nominate by post, write down brief details of the nomination, your address and home telephone number and address it to RAYCA, 17 Overdown Road, Felpham, West Sussex, PO22 7HW. The deadline to get entries in is January 31.