Published: Monday, 15th July 2019

Medway’s remarkable young people have been celebrated at an awards ceremony.

The Medway Youth Awards celebrate the achievements and contribution of young people and adults who go above and beyond to help our community thrive.

Medway Youth Council, in partnership with Medway Council, announced the winners of the awards on Tuesday, 9 July, at Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham.

The awards showcased young people’s achievements and their contribution to the community. They also celebrated and recognised adults who help inspire Medway’s young people.

The award winners were:

  • Riley Card won the award for Young People and Adults involved in Community Action which was sponsored by Medway Sunlight and Rochester Rotary Clubs. The adult award was presented to Kellie Milano.
  • The McDonald’s Courage and Inspiration Award for young people was awarded to Alexander Masterson and the adult award was given to Tina Austin.
  • Sally Wells was named the winner of The Nucleus Arts Creative Arts Award and Natasha Steer won the adults award.
  • The Questor Insurance Learning and Achieving Award was given to Luke Lissenden and Leanne Gale was named the adult winner.
  • Reuben Michael Smith was named the winner of The Gillingham Football Club Sporting and Physical Achievement Award. The adult winner was Leanne Mortley.
  • The Young Lives Foundation Personal Challenge and Development Award was given to Tommy Brooker.
  • The Luton Music Project was given The Arriva Team Recognition Award.
  • Maria Magdelana-Toaba was named the winner of The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Young Volunteer award.
  • The Youth Worker of the Year Award was given to Robb Wilson.

Recognising young people for their incredible achievements 

Thomas Baldock, Chair of Medway Youth Council, said: “The awards are vital in ensuring that young people, and those that work with young people, have a chance to be recognised for the incredible achievements they have made in the past year. It’s about rewarding them for their hard work and showing them that we really appreciate everything that they do. I would like to thank the Youth Service Team for all of their work as well as our winners and nominees.”

Celebrating the fantastic young people in Medway

Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “It’s incredibly important that we celebrate the fantastic young people who are living, working or attending school in Medway as well as all youth workers, coaches, teachers, parents and carers who help inspire them. Congratulations to all of our winners and to everyone who was nominated for an award.”

Find out more about Medway’s youth services and Medway Youth Council.

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