Some years ago Biddulph Rotary took over the running and administration of the Acorn Awards Trust, and has been making the awards to the winners at an annual ceremony.
The Rebecca Harris Trust which originally administered the Acorn Awards was started in 1989 by Frank Harris in memory of his daughter, who tragically died young in a road accident..
The Awards are open to any young person (up to 23years of age) from Biddulph who has made a significant achievement in the sporting, academic or artistic field. Alternatively to a young person who has performed an act of unusual perseverance, courage or service to others.
The three successful nominees receive a framed certificate together with the annual trophy and cheque for £150 for the winner and a cheque for £75 for each of the two runners-up. An award of a certificate and a cheque for £200 can also be made to a designated group of young people who satisfy the criteria, nominated by a responsible adult.
The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 25th May, 2016.
Biddulph Rotary are now publicising this event and asking for nominations for the awards from schools, young people’s clubs and youth workers. However it is open to any adult member of the community to nominate somebody they think fits the criteria.
So, if you know of a young person who you think merits an award send your nomination to:-
Biddulph Rotary – Acorn Awards. c/o Mrs. K. Thacker, Biddulph Town Hall. Before Friday 6th May.