2020 4Uth awards winners: inspirational young people who rose to the challenge of COVID-19

by | 17 April 2021 | Community Focus, Notice, Worksop

The winners of 2020’s Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Awards have been announced and include Kate Stacey, from Carlton in Lindrick. Kate, the winner for Bassetlaw, volunteered to help people most at risk from the coronavirus who were isolating or over 65, by delivering more than 2,000 prescriptions to them during lockdown.
The 4Uth awards are a Nottinghamshire County Council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county. 2020 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.
In 2020, for the first time, groups were nominated as well as individuals, and there were seven winners rather than one overall winner. Nominations were sent in by friends, family, schools, youth groups and voluntary organisations.
The 2020 awards were delayed due to the pandemic, but were not cancelled, as the County Council felt it was more important than ever to acknowledge the achievements of young people in Nottinghamshire, in what was a very difficult year.
Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, 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 Nottinghamshire 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.”
To find out more about the awards, the winners, or the nominees, please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/4uth.