Youngsters show that the future is bright

Hard-working, determined and community-minded youngsters have been recognised for their outstanding efforts.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 2:00 pm
Julia Aston from Amble Development Trust, runner-up Kelsie Ramsay, Katie Spurr from Spurreli's who donated the bike, Amble Mayor Craig Weir, winner Lily Henderson, PCSO Darin Fawcett, runner-up Jasmine Conway and Chief Inspector Helena Barron, at the Amble and Warkworth Yoing Citizen Award presentation ceremony. Picture by Jane Coltman

Lily Henderson, Jasmine Conway and Kelsie Ramsay were honoured at the Amble and Warkworth Good Citizen Award ceremony.

Amble First School pupil Lily was the winner, while Jasmine (Warkworth C of E Aided Primary), and Kelsie (Amble Links First) were runners-up.

Despite suffering autism spectrum disorder, developmental dysplasia of the hip and hypermobility, Lily has the most amazing give-it-a-go attitude and resilience.

She completed a three-mile Children’s Cancer Run, despite enduring a painful fall, and raised more than £100.

Representing the Riding for the Disabled Association, Lily qualified for the National Championships after winning the Countryside Challenge regional round.

She runs the school breakfast club, starting early and serving around 30 children.

Jasmine has problems with her hearing, but she works hard to overcome this. She has raised awareness about the issue in school by making leaflets and taught her class how to do a song in Makaton, before performing to the school.

She has raised money for Cancer Research and Macmillan and does litter-picking.

Kelsie is a Junior Play Leader in school and loves sport, including karate, where she has earned her yellow belt.

She had seven inches of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust and raised £60 by doing a sponsored walk for the Neuro Foundation, as her friend has neurofibromatosis.