Rotarians and guests from around the City, including the  Mayor and Mayoress of Wolverhampton packed the Great Hall at the Mount Hotel in Tettenhall this evening to honour the 2015 Young Citizens of the Year.

The Winner of the Award, Ramnik Uppal, (19) from Willenhall, spoke about her opportunities for leadership and voluntary work at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School, her voluntary work outside school and her first term at the University of Cambridge where she is reading Medicine.  Runner Up Kashmire Hawker (17) from Low Hill spoke about his voluntary work with Break Charity – Changing Young Lives an organisation which champions the rights and equal opportunities of disabled young people and the United Kingdom Youth Parliament of which he is Deputy Chairman. Alfie Baugh (9) spoke about the help he gives to his neighbours and the weekly newsletter he writes for them, as well as his charity fund raising work.

Rotarian Roger Timbrell, Chairman of the Young Citizen of the Year Organising Committee, chaired the event with Sir Geoff Hampton, Chairman of the judging panel and Honorary Member of the Club, gave the vote of the thanks to the young people and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Cllr. Ian Brookfield, thanked the City’s Rotary Clubs for organising this annual Award.

Nominations for the 2016 Award are now open and can be made at the Wolverhampton Young Citizen website or at the Wolverhampton Civic Centre or at the customer services desk at Waitrose (Wolverhampton) on the Penn Road.

Roger Timbrell said ‘The Young Citizens of the year did us proud tonight. They are a credit to the City. The Award is all about celebrating young people who go that extra mile to help others’.

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