Recognising Young Carers Award

A Senlac Rotary "Young Covid Hero" award Do you know a young person who has taken on caring responsibilities for the welfare of another person, or persons, in response to the effects of the Covid Pandemic?


The Rotary Club of Senlac would like to recognise the efforts of young people in this situation by making an Award to the person who is judged to have contributed most as a young carer. The award is being sponsored by Barraclough’s Opticians, individuals with a connection to Senlac Rotary and by the club itself. All nominations will receive a Certificate of Recognition and the winner or winners will also have a small cash prize, an invitation to a club dinner for the presentation and the option of a letter of commendation sent to their school

Nominations are invited of young people aged under18 years old on 31st August 2020 and who live in Hastings Borough or Rother District.  The winner could be a grandchild who has taken responsibility for helping maintain contact with grandparents or who enabled contact between sections of the family; a young person who has regularly carried out acts of kindness for a neighbour who is shielding and needs help with shopping etc; a young person who has taken on extra family responsibilities  as a result of the Covid Virus or could be a young person who has taken responsibility for the education of younger siblings during lockdown in order to support his or her parents.

Nominations can be made by email or by post and must include the following information;

*The young carer’s name, address, age and school;

The name, address and contact details of the person making the nomination and the relationship to the person they are nominating. If the person nominating is not the parent then the name and contact details of that person should also be provided. (For our Safeguarding policy please click here)

As nominations and photographs may be published in Hastings and Bexhill Observers and on Social Media, parental permission for publicity and use of photographs must be obtained.

In no more than 500 words give an account of what the young carer has done and why they should have recognition for the support they have been giving as a result of the impact of the Covid Pandemic

Nominations should be either e-mailed to  or posted to Rotary Club of Senlac (YCH), The Cottage, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9AS. Should you need any help contact the club by email at The closing date is 31st August 2020.**

Rotary In Great Britain and Ireland has a year-long partnership with Carers UK

*Safeguarding Policy 

If a parent does not wish the young carer’s name and photograph to be published because of safeguarding issues the club will respect that wish and anonymise the publication of those details. 

**Rotary Club of Senlac Young Covid Hero Award Privacy Notice

Please click here for the Privacy Notice. 

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