Cash awards for Welwyn Hatfield's most talented youngsters

PUBLISHED: 12:25 10 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:24 26 October 2009

Award winners with mayor Mick Long

Award winners with mayor Mick Long

CASH may be hard to come by in the current economic climate, but that won t be the case for a handful of exceptional youngsters. For 23 talented youths from Welwyn Hatfield have been given grants through the Queen s Golden Jubilee Awards. The group, all

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CASH may be hard to come by in the current economic climate, but that won't be the case for a handful of exceptional youngsters.

For 23 talented youths from Welwyn Hatfield have been given grants through the Queen's Golden Jubilee Awards.

The group, all aged between 11 and 21, have been deemed among the most inspiring, gifted and deserving young people in the borough this year.

They included youngsters who have proven continuous improvement in their chosen field and have reached county, national or international standard in their endeavours.

At the council chamber at Campus West in WGC, they were given cash awards, of up to £250, by borough mayor Mick Long.

The aim of the funding is to help support a range of activities to make the dreams and aspirations of the candidates be realised.

Among the recipients were three brothers and sisters from WGC and teenage twins.

WGC siblings Claire and Richard Humphries received cash to help with their athletics training.

Fellow Herts Phoenix athletes Joe Gaynor and Stephanie Gaynor, one of the country's top young hurdlers, both collected grants.

Tennis playing Stanborough School twins Ashleigh Cattle and sister Charlotte also received money, as did WGC racketlon siblings Danielle West and brother James.

Cllr Long said: "The applications for this year's awards have been phenomenal and varied.

"There are many deserving and inspirational young people in our borough with exceptional talents for sport and the arts, of whom we should all be very proud."

Others to receive awards were Laura Burns, Sophie Constable, Katriona Herring, Abigail Lee, Olivia Lee, Jason Marquis, Abbie Maxwell, Eloise Meakins, George Mills, Lucy Moxham, Heather Myers, Nicholas Reiners, Daisy Watkins, Alec Wing and Chloe Yiangou.


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