Nominations sought for 2016 Sefton Shining Stars Awards  

A Sefton charity is seeking nominations for a major awards scheme which recognises outstanding achievements by children and young people in the borough.

The Sefton Shining Stars Awards, which celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, are organised by Sefton CVS to celebrate the contribution made by children to community life outside of the normal school curriculum areas.

The awards will be presented to deserving youngsters up to the age of 16 at a high-profile ceremony at Bootle Town Hall on Tuesday 6th December.

They are supported by sponsors including Sefton Council, One Vision Housing and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Shining Stars organiser, Laura Goad, commented: “These awards give everyone in the borough the opportunity to celebrate our children’s achievements in a positive, warm and unique way.

“Over the last ten years they have also become a great motivation for children and young people, and for those who support and work with them.”

Children can be nominated for one or more of ten awards, including the top honour of Sefton’s Shiniest Star .

Other categories will recognise achieving and caring, volunteering and community spirit, children who inspire change, fundraising success and the young achiever of the year.

Further honours will go to children who have excelled in changing attitudes, bravery and participation, as well as  the borough’s young personality of the year for 2016.

“Previous Shining Stars Awards have put the spotlight on some wonderful achievements by Sefton’s children and young people,” added Laura Goad.

“We’re hoping for a bumper crop of nominations to help us make the 2016 awards the best year yet.”

Laura also pointed out that children and young people also play a vital role in planning and organising the awards ceremony, and also as hosts and performers on the night.

For more information about the awards and a nomination form contact the Shining Stars team on 0151-920 0726 or email shiningstars@seftoncvs.

The closing deadline for nominations this year is 5pm on Monday 7th November.


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