Young Heroes Awards

Our Young Heroes Awards (Formerly The Pride of Belper and Duffield Awards) celebrate the achievements of inspirational and courageous young people in our community

The 2023 winners with Police Sergeant Scott Riley who many of our winners recognise from the TV show 'Traffic Cops'

Sixth Annual Pride of Belper and Duffield Courage Awards Monday 14th October 2019 S ome 75 club members and guests, event sponsors, young recipients and their families, and representatives from their schools and colleges gathered at Shottle Hall Country House Hotel for the Presentation Luncheon.

President Dan Booth started the proceedings by welcome everybody before inviting the hotel staff to serve the luncheon and there was a continual buzz of conversation as experiences and anecdotes were exchanged. Presently, the time arrived for the Presentations with M/c Nick Blurton inviting the representative from the school to tell the assembled company why they had chosen to put their pupil forward for an award.

We heard stories of the courage and perseverance shown facing various medical problems both physical and mental and the fortitude in dealing with family trauma; the speakers, the families and the audience were all visibly affected during the relating of these stories (full details can be found in the Programme).

The eight young people, listed below, were then presented with their Certificate and engraved glass tablet by a previous guest visitor, BBC Weather Presenter Lucy Martin accompanied this time by Heidi Booth, roving reporter for the BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show.

Emily Clarke Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

Tilly Creelman St John’s C of E Primary School & Nursery

Alicia Day The Ecclesbourne School George Harris The Ecclesbourne School

Tom Nemeth Duffield Meadows School (collected by his sister)

Rebecca Phelan St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

Elise Roberts St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

Sam Wright Alfreton Park Community Special School

Lucy Martin and Heidi Booth then took the opportunity to congratulate all the recipients on receiving this public recognition for all the pain and suffering that they and their families and friends had been through. This message was reinforced in turn by Councillor Simon Mallet, Mayor of Belper and Rotary District Governor, David Hood.

Bringing the proceedings to a close, President Dan thanked everybody who had a part to play in the day’s proceeding, with special thanks to Gail Ashley who had worked so hard over the last few months to make the afternoon such a success.

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