Rotary Young Citizen Award 2024

Young Musician Anthony Knight from Minehead has been presented with a Rotary Young Citizen Award

ROTARY’S prestigious Young Citizen Award 2024 has been presented to Minehead teenager Anthony Knight, who has been performing violin cameos across Europe to raise funds for the DEC Ukraine Appeal and UNICEF.

Anthony, has used his considerable musical talent to raise funds for the Ukraine Appeal, which was launched following the Russian invasion of the country in February 2022. Playing his violin in local churches and care homes, Anthony raised an incredible £14,000 and then thousands more for UNICEF on a Grand Tour of top hotels in Europe.

Anthony received his award on Saturday 20th April from two former winners, Bella Field and Katriona Goodsell, at the Rotary Young Citizen Awards ceremony in Alcester, Warwickshire, home of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.

Anthony was nominated for his Rotary Young Citizen Award by the Rotary Club of Taunton. Rotarian Alan Reeves said: “Anthony is a genuinely talented young musician who has already been accepted into the Royal College of Music. It is testament to Anthony’s generous spirit that he is using this talent for the benefit of others, performing both in Taunton and across Europe. It has been an absolute pleasure to nominate him for a Rotary Young Citizen Award.”

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