Search is on for unsung hero in Rugby

Achievements of people in Rugby who go that extra mile for others could be celebrated with a Young Citizen Award.

Pauline Kimber, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast, is appealing for people to nominate individuals who are an inspriation to others.

The Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) Young Citizen Awards (YCA) showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people under the age of 25.

RIBI Young Citizen winners receive a trophy, certificate and a prize of £500 to be nominated for use of a charity or project the winners are involved.

Pauline said she is certain there are lots of young people in Rugby who could be put forward for the award.

“We have a lot of young people in Rugby who should be celebrated. It’s about finding people who go that extra mile for others,” she said.

The search is on for fundraisers, young carers or people who support their community.

Pauline added: “Some have to take care of others, yet they still manage to stay cheerful, get on with their school work and manage to be an inspiration to others.”

They can be nominated by their peers, carers or organisations they volunteer for, or any youth organisation that they attend. Those nominated do not have to be working on a Rotary project but they do have to be nominated by their local Rotary club to be eligible for an award. Please email your nominations to pauline.kimber70@gmail.com, with Young Citizen written in the subject box.