Leading independent travel agent Haslemere Travel has this year got together with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to organise the second Surrey Young Superstars Awards, which will include a new Courageous Superstar category, to spotlight the numerous achievements of young people in Surrey.
The innovative awards, supported by Surrey Life and A+ magazine, in addition to SATRO, are also looking to raise awareness of Haslemere Travel’s chosen charity, Guildford-based Challengers, which provides inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people in Surrey.
Founded last year, the 2013 Surrey Young Superstars awards rewarded and showcased young people’s efforts and honoured them for their hard work and achievements in Surrey. The awards climaxed in a glittering awards ceremony hosted by top comedian Rob Brydon.
The awards event for 2014 prizewinners will take place on May 9th 2014 in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Award categories are:
* Caring Superstar
* Volunteering Superstar
* Business Superstar
* Sporting Superstar
*Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years)
* Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years) * Courageous Superstar
The new category, Courageous Superstar, will look to reward a young person who has overcome adversity, be that illness, disability or disadvantage, to achieve and exceed their goals with a positive and inspiring attitude on those around them.
Judged by the panel of organisers and sponsors, the winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, will receive four tickets to the popular Yvonne Arnaud Christmas pantomime in 2014, in addition to an award trophy and certificate.
“These awards will once again seek to be a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey, to demonstrate their ambition and be honoured for their bravery and hard work,” said Gemma Antrobus, managing director of Haslemere Travel.
Madeleine Coleman, Funding Executive at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre said: “We are delighted to be a partner with Haslemere Travel for the Surrey Young Superstars event. To acknowledge and reward young people for their kind acts of volunteering, fundraising and charity initiatives in the local community is very important to the Theatre.”
Mady Henderson, head of communications at Challengers said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity for 2014’s Surrey Young Superstars. Challengers are dedicated to championing the achievements of young people; this means we are all the more excited to be part of an initiative that celebrates remarkable young people contributing to our community. We can’t wait for the nominations to start coming in!”
Awards nomination forms are available from any of the following: