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4Uth Award

The Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Award is a Council initiative which is being supported by the Nottingham Post to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county. The awards seek to commend and recognise achievement in a number of areas including: 

  • Young people who have been involved in social or business enterprise 
  • Young people who have achieved in sport, culture or other areas 
  • Young carers 
  • Excellence in education and outstanding personal development 
  • Overcoming adversity, physical, emotional etc 
  • Young people involved in community projects and engagement. 

2013 4Uth winners

The 2013 4Uth county-wide winner is Sarah Miles from Ashfield.

Sarah cares for her mother and lost her dad two years ago to bone cancer in September 2011 after he spent three years battling the disease. Sarah cared for him throughout this period and has been her mum's carer since 2010. 

She wakes up every day at 6am to check how her mum is feeling and supports mum by dressing her and getting her food ready if she needs it that day. 

District winners

Each district of Nottinghamshire had their own individual winner. You can find out more about the award winners below (comments from Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council).

Ashfield- Sarah Miles

(see above)

Bassetlaw - Alex Jervis 

"What a moment it must have been for Alex Jervis to step onto the cricket pitch in England kit to represent his country. He has learnt to cope with learning difficulties to achieve his dream and also gives his time voluntarily to support others."

Broxtowe - Emily Munton

"Emily is totally committed to promoting youth activities in her local area through fundraising and getting fully involved and she has become a vital member of her local youth organisation. She is held in high esteem by her peers and youth leaders and has helped fellow pupils by setting up a homework club to support them after school."

Gedling - Rebecca Harrison

"Rebecca's story is one of courage and determination and she is a true inspiration to many people. Not only has she overcome countless challenges, she has been able to use her experiences to help her peers, and is well on her way to a rewarding future career."

Mansfield - Georgia Nugent 

"Georgia has shown a huge amount of grit and resourcefulness to positively shape her future and overcome some major hurdles and barriers which were holding her back. Her achievements this year alone are outstanding – especially at a time of huge personal upheaval by a change of carers."

Newark and Sherwood - Jodie Combes 

"It is quite remarkable to hear what Jodie manages to cope with on a daily basis – caring for her mother whose health is deteriorating and supporting her brother, fundraising for charities close to her family’s heart, playing an active role in the Newark Sea Cadets, studying and working part-time in a hotel."

Rushcliffe - Christopher Hill

"Chris is a hugely talented musician who has maximised his creative talent to perform at the highest level and also to pass on his knowledge and skills to other young musicians. He has also used his love of music to help fundraise for the local hospital unit that supported him when he was ill."


Photo gallery from the award night


Previous years

 The 4Uth Award is now in its third year, you can also find out about previous 4Uth awards.

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