Borough Insight

Young Champions

On Monday 20 May the borough's inaugural Young Champions awards were presented to local young residents at the Town Hall. 

The idea for the awards was from former Mayor Councillor Neil Dallen who secured sponsorship from local organisations.

Winners of the awards were 

Category

Winner

    Sponsor

Young Carer

Grace Nelson

Grace is 7 years old and was nominated for the support she provides to her mother in the care provided to her 5 year old brother who has severe autism and is non verbal.

    Home Instead

Young Fundraiser

Lucy Brick

Lucy took it upon herself to hold a garden party for The Children's Trust; baking and organising and raised over £1,260.

    What's on in my Town

Young Peer Supporter

Mattel Medellin
Mattel was nominated by the Sunnybank Trust for his ongoing support of their drama group

    The Ashley Centre

Young Volunteer

Amelia Harding
Amelia is a volunteer at Epsom Riding for the Disabled and is a Girlguiding young leader

    Rotary Epsom

Young Team Player

Louie Hughes
Louie was nominated by Epsom Primary School for his commitment to and fellowship within the school football team

    Wilsons

Young Environmentalist

Maoliosa Gilhooly
Maoliosa was nominated by her NESCOT lecturer for her achievements within the Aspire (young enterprise) team and championing sustainability.

    Epsom & Ewell
    Borough Council

Young Hero

Grace Dawson
Grace's little sister was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2017 despite the subsequent family upheaval, Grace has been positive and supportive  

    McDonalds

There were also a number of nominees who were highly commended.

Congratulations all!

All of those who were shortlisted were invited along with the parents and family to the awards ceremony and the prizes were handed out by the respective sponsor in each category. 

Young champions

This is planned to be an annual event and the new Mayor will be promoting this throughout his year of office. 

Application forms which have the criteria and category information for the forthcoming year, will be available on our website shortly.

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