Surrey Young Superstars 2015 – THE WINNERS!
More than 30 deserving young people, aged from 12 to 19 years-old and from all areas of Surrey, were rewarded at today’s Surrey Young Superstars 2015 awards, receiving their trophies and certificates from celebrated round-the-world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards MBE at a special awards ceremony at Guildford’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel (3.00pm, Sunday, May 10th 2015).
Organised by leading independent Surrey travel agent Haslemere Travel, in partnership with the county’s largest voluntary youth organisation representative, Surrey Youth Focus, the third, annual Surrey Young Superstars Awards gave a spotlight to the many achievements of young people in Surrey, as well as raised awareness of a local charity – this year it was water aid charity Just A Drop.
The 2015 award categories and their winners are:
Caring Superstar: 14 year-old Ronnie Barley
Individual Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years): (now 13 year-old) Josh Bryan
Individual Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 17 year-old Luke Kitterman
Volunteering Superstar (Individual): 19 year-old Samuel Wong
Volunteering Superstar (Group): Surrey Heath Youth Council
Enterprise Superstar: Epsom & Ewell PHAB youth club
Courageous Superstar: 14 year-old Bella Symons
The overall winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, was Ronnie Barley, who also received an Adopt An Animal prize from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
This year the Surrey Young Superstars awards were generously sponsored by Savills Guildford, Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel Guildford and Surrey Life.
The special Surrey Young Superstars awards ceremony was kindly attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP; the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy; Councillor Mrs Penny Bradley, mayor of Haslemere; Councillor Nikki Nelson-Smith, deputy mayor of Guildford; David Munro, chairman of Surrey County Council, as well as all of the young award winners, their families and other nominees.
Gemma Antrobus, managing director of founder and joint awards organiser Haslemere Travel said: “Now in their third year, once again Surrey Young Superstars was a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey – demonstrating their community spirit, unsung bravery and hard work. The judges were hugely impressed by the record number of entries we received and the Haslemere Travel team wish many congratulations to all of the worthy winners.”
Surrey Youth Focus, CEO Cate Newnes-Smith “the event was a fantastic celebration of the positive and inspiring achievements made by young people in Surrey. Voluntary youth organisations from across the county put forward nominations, and we would like to encourage all those supporting young people to get in touch surreyyouthfocus.org.uk to find out how they could be involved next year.”
The third Surrey Young Superstars Awards are in support of the Just A Drop charity and sponsored by:
Surrey Youth Focus – What We Do:
The vision of Surrey Youth Focus is to significantly improve the lives of young people by supporting our members
Surrey’s voluntary youth sector is vibrant and diverse. As the largest representative youth organisation in the county, Surrey Youth Focus recognises and celebrates the positive contribution young people make to our communities.
Open the door to opportunities
By becoming a member of Surrey Youth Focus, you will access an exceptional level of service and further opportunities including training courses, promotional opportunities, networking events, volunteer brokerage and much more!
What we do…
Championing the Youth Sector
Represent the interests of members across the voluntary youth sector to statutory bodies across Surrey and beyond in the furtherance of their work with young people.
Ensure that the youth sector and individual youth organisations survive and thrive in the face of the increasingly tough funding climate, continuing to offer excellent services to young people.
Promote good practice, efficiency and effectiveness of members’ organisations for young people and to innovate, explore, develop and assist our members to deliver the best for their young people.
Generate opportunities for young people as well as seek solutions to their problems by encouraging collaboration between a wide range of organisations including voluntary and charities, clubs, businesses, schools, local authorities.
Help strengthen youth voluntary and charitable organisations by providing access to knowledge and resources from business, schools, local authorities, etc.
Empowering Young People
Empower the voice of youth and to hear the voices of young people, ensuring that a wide range of young people’s voices are heard.
Collaborate across sectors to engage all relevant parties to help young people be heard and encouraged to take action.
Encourage and support young people to take action to improve the world around them, thus developing confidence and self-belief in the young person’s agency.