Youngsters who do great things in the community will be honoured at the Tendring Youth Awards later this week.
Judges have whittled down the numerous nominations made by people and organisations right across the district to create the finalists. They admitted it was no mean feat with so many great stories of personal success and selfless volunteering being recognised.
The winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony held at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on Thursday (July 5).
The Tendring Youth Awards, now in their third year, are run by Tendring District Council, Essex County Council and TLG. They are sponsored by those organisations, along with Jamesons Accountants, Careline, Frinton Free Youth, Nova Training and others.
Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Education, said judging had been a hard task.
“There were so many uplifting stories within the nominations, and I was really inspired by the fantastic things youngsters in Tendring are doing,” said Cllr McWilliams.
“It made judging a really hard task as so many of those nominated would be worthy of winners, but as is the way with these things there can only be one winner.
“I would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated as they all demonstrated the sorts of values I would encourage us all to have.”
Those shortlisted for the awards include:
Beacon Hill Young Volunteers
Tendring Police Cadets
Manningtree Road Safety Ambassadors
MSC Football Team
CC Blue Tops