Youngsters praised for work in community

CHILDREN have been praised for their work in helping others in the community and presented with awards to mark their outstanding service.

CHILDREN have been praised for their work in helping others in the community and presented with awards to mark their outstanding service.

The awards have been made by the Cavendish Park Community Association in Felixstowe to recognise the good work undertaken by many youngsters.

Association chairman Barry Farr said often people only heard about the mischief children got up to when so many of them were unsung heroes, helping other children and adults in their daily lives.

“We want to recognise these youngsters and the work they do, and to encourage them and the other children to think about others and to play a part in the life of their community and school,” he said.


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“They are young children but even at such an early age they show that they care. The idea is to get them doing something positive for the community in which they live and, hopefully, they grow to be proud of it in the future.”

The awards - made in conjunction with sponsors Seaport Freight Services Ltd - were presented to pupils at Grange Primary School, Grange Road, at a special assembly attended by parents.

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Richard Lord of Seaport Freight Services made the presentations.

Winner of the main award was Megan Payne, nominated for all the help she has given to the 1st Walton Rainbows at their weekly sessions, and in the wider community, including helping at Trimley St Mary Church.

Four other children also received a certificate and a voucher - Zackery Payne, for all the help he gives to his grandma and her friends and his involvement in the wider community; Phoebe Louise Storer, for helping to promote the Felixstowe Baby Exchange Toy Library, which gives families access to clothes, toys and other essentials; Paige Payne, for her efforts in recycling and being involved with the Absent Parents scheme; and Byron Melton, for being kind and caring and helping younger children at the school.

Pay your tribute to the award winners - write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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