A SEARCH is on for the county’s most outstanding young citizens in an awards scheme launched by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Nicholas Bromley Davenport.
The High Sheriff’s Award for Citizenship is sponsored by Capesthorne Hall – his family home – and the Cheshire Building Society in association with Cheshire County Council.
Schools across the county are being asked to nominate pupils whose actions make a positive difference to those around them.
‘I am very keen to promote the recognition of young people who give their time freely to support their school, their community or society as a whole,’ said the High Sheriff.
‘Whatever the activity, I want to reward those young people who are making a real difference to the lives of others.’
Nomination forms are being sent to all schools during September. Closing date for nominations is Friday, December 14.
Twenty-five youngsters will be selected to attend an awards ceremony in March at Capesthorne Hall, which is near Macclesfield.
The overall winner will receive a prize of £500 to benefit a charity of their choice.
For the runners-up there are two second prizes of £250 and two third prizes of £100 to donate to their chosen charities.
Further information is available from Sharon Redrup at Cheshire County Council on 01606 274303.