High Sheriff Young Citizen of the Year Award 2020

The search is on for young people who have done something exceptional this year. The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Eamonn O’Neal DL has launched the Greater Manchester Young Citizen of The Year Award and is looking to celebrate kindness, thoughtfulness, bravery, or actions that have made a difference to our communities.

The High Sheriff is looking for achievements or contributions to local society that might take the form of sustained commitment in support of charitable and/or voluntary activity; or innovative work that has delivered real impact but that is relatively short in duration.

O’Neal said, “Our young people play a huge role in making local communities safer and better places to live and it is extremely important that we recognise and celebrate their achievements.

“Our exceptional young people of Greater Manchester have demonstrated their commitment to social action, community engagement and philanthropy across the entirety of Greater Manchester. The High Sheriff Awards for Young Citizen 2020 seek to celebrate these achievements and recognise the contributions that young people play in all our lives.”

If you know someone aged between 11 and 18 who you think has made a real difference in Greater Manchester, then please complete an application and let us hear about it. The application can be for any positive contribution to local life – fundraising, helping, or caring for people, or being very thoughtful, kind, or brave in some way. Nominations will give the opportunity for each young person to be congratulated.

The awards, sponsored by Beaverbrooks, are open to individual young people who live or who carry out their work in Greater Manchester and who are aged between 11-18 years old as of the 31st December 2020.

Nomination forms and more details are available online at http://bit.ly/GMHighSheriff

Alternatively email HighSheriffGM@gmail.com for a form to be emailed to you.

The closing deadline is 5.30pm on December 31, 2020