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James Kirkland, from Newark, and David Curtis, from Bingham, among the seven winners of 2020 Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth awards




Inspirational young people have been recognised for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

James Kirkland, from Newark, and David Curtis, from Bingham, are among the seven winners of 2020 Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth awards.

James, winner for the Newark and Sherwood district, was recognised for his volunteer work at a foodbank in Newark, delivering food parcels to people in need.

James Kirkland (44949625)
James Kirkland (44949625)

David, winner for Rushcliffe, has been teaching a group of disabled swimmers between lockdown periods, while following all covid-19 guidance.

He is also training to be a swimming teacher.

The awards are a Nottinghamshire County Council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county.

David Curtis (44949621)
David Curtis (44949621)

Last year marked the tenth year of the awards and looked to recognise and celebrate young people across the county who took action in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic to help their friends, family and community, or made positive changes to their own lives.

Kay Cutts, council leader, said: “I’m very proud of all of our winners who have created innovative ways of carrying out services to others in their community, which is a great credit to them and an inspiration to us all.

“There are many other young people across Notting-hamshire who have contributed enormously during the coronavirus pandemic.

“They have supported their friends and families, helped their communities, and made positive changes to their lives and the lives of those around them.

“They are remarkable young people who have made a real difference, showing what we can achieve when we work together to help others.

“I know that those closest to them are also very proud of them, for the way they have overcome considerable challenges and their selflessness in the face of covid-19.

“Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees and thank you to everyone who sent in nominations.”

Although coronavirus measures meant that it was not possible to hold the usual awards evening last year, the council plans to invite all the 2020 4Uth awards winners to an event later this year, to recognise their achievements in person.

To find out more about the awards, the winners, or the nominees, go to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/4uth



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