Only A Few Days Left To Nominate Young Good Citizen
There's just a few days left for you to nominate someone as West Mercia's Young Good Citizen of the year.
Nominations for the award close this Friday (6 July).
The award aims to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of young people in the community that might otherwise go unrecognised.
Forms have been received from schools and youth groups across the force area, but anyone can nominate a young person from their community by visiting our website: www.westmercia.police.uk/goodcitizen/.
Nominees must be aged 18 or under and have demonstrated their commitment to helping others and making the difference in the community either individually, through an individual contribution to a group activity or by actively supporting a group activity.
Each nominee will be awarded a certificate recognising their achievements. Entrants will then be short listed for the title of overall Young Good Citizen of the Year and finalists will be honoured at an awards evening at Force Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, in October.
The Young Good Citizen Award Scheme is run by West Mercia Police in partnership with the High Sheriffs of Shropshire and Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
Chief Constable David Shaw, who has personally championed the awards, said: "West Mercia Police is very proud and privileged to organise this event and bring together the very best of young people from across the force area.
"Young people make a significant contribution to our communities and these awards are always a powerful reminder that our youngsters are an overwhelming force for good - contrary to the way in which they are often portrayed.
"The Young Good Citizen Award is important to West Mercia Police and very close to my heart because it highlights the exceptional achievements that many young people make to local communities across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire."
So if you know someone who has raised a lot of money for charity, who puts others before themselves or has perhaps overcome challenges in their own lives while still making a difference to others in their community, why not nominate them for this year's award?