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Commissioner’s Youth Fund used to celebrate community spirit during Covid-19

A new award scheme set up to celebrate the contribution of young people during the current health emergency has been launched in Huntingdonshire.

The scheme’s first winner, ‘Youth Superstar’ Zoe Houston, aged 5 has been awarded a certificate for her fundraising efforts during Covid-19.

Set up by Huntingdonshire Community Group with funding from Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby’s Youth and Community Fund, the award scheme is being used to celebrate young people who have been supporting their community during Covid-19.

Youth Superstar winner, Zoe raised an impressive £1,440 for Hinchingbrooke Hospital by reading some of her favourite books on the Facebook page, Zoe’s Storytime.

The Youth Superstar awards are open to anyone in Huntingdonshire under 16 years old who have dedicated their time to helping others. Family, teachers or sports and community clubs can all nominate a Youth Superstar via the Huntingdonshire Community Group Official Facebook page or via email:

Each month a winner and runner up is chosen by a judging panel which includes Councillor Steve McAdam, Mayor of Huntingdon and Chairman of Huntingdonshire Community Group, Leo Ayerakwa. The winner and runner up both receive a signed certificate and letter of congratulations from the Acting Commissioner with an annual awards ceremony held, later in the year for the winners and their families to celebrate their achievements.

Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby, said:

“I am thrilled to see the Youth Superstars being rewarded for their efforts. They have dedicated much of their time to raising money and supporting those who are less fortunate than themselves and deserve all the praise they receive.”

For more information about the Youth Superstar award nominees and winners, please visit the Huntingdonshire Community Group Official Facebook page.