Two inspiring young volunteers have been chosen as joint winners of this month’s Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award.
Huda Caglayan and George Palmer, both aged 17, have been involved in numerous events, including planning and organising the first ever Hastings Pride last year. They also helped with two events for mental health and White Ribbon, which aims to educate and raise awareness of violence against women.
The pair also organised the Hastings Youth awards, which attracted more than 400 people, and helped launch the Hastings Youth Grant in December.
The teenagers, who attend Sussex Coast College Hastings, were nominated for the award by Emile Tambeh, community cohesion and support officer at Hastings Borough Council, who said: “Both individuals work so hard and give up their free time to volunteer and have attended a number of events. They deserve to receive this award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their local community.”
The Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award is sponsored by Sussex Coast College Hastings and the Hastings Observer Series.
Ashley Chapman, marketing and communications executive at Sussex Coast College Hastings, said: “Huda and George work hard for the town on important issues which affect not only our young people, but also the wider community. They were instrumental in organising the first Hastings Pride and have helped with numerous other important events.”
As part of their award, Huda and George will receive a complimentary meal for two and £100 is being donated to the Hastings Pride fund.
To nominate someone for the Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award, email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of who you are nominating and reasons why.
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