Young Holly Cook has been awarded the first ever Bardney Development Trust (BDT) Youth Shield for her commitment to raising money for charity.
The 11-year-old, from Bardney, has not only taken part in dances and performances to raise money for charity, she did a 20 mile bike ride for Red Nose Day raising £153.45, and raised a further £112 for Breast Cancer Research, when she took part in the Race For Life.
The Youth shield is awarded in recognition of a young person, under the age of 18, who has overcome adversity, had a major achievement or done something special for others.
Dave Howe, chairman of the BDT, surprised Holly with the presentation at Barney Gala. She will keep the Youth shield for one year, but also has a small shield to keep as a permanent reminder.
Carrie Howe, BDT member, said: “All too often young people have been characterised as lazy or unpleasant, this only reflects a very small minority, Bardney Development Trust wanted to reward and recognise the positive accomplishments of young people as well as encourage them on to bigger and better things”.
The Youth shield will be awarded annually in Bardney. If you wish to nominate a young person from the Bardney Group Parish area for next year please contact Dave Howe on 01526 398852. Dave would also love to hear from you if you are interested in joining the BDT or helping with their upcoming youth project in either management or youth work capacities.