Youngsters nominated for 4uth awards in Mansfield and Newark

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Two inspirational young people from Mansfield and Edwinstowe have been nominated for this year’s 4uth awards.

Travis Harding, 13 of Muirfield Way Mansfield Woodhouse and Eddie Fenwick, 17 of Edwinstowe were put forward for the Nottinghamshire County Councilawards, which are a celebration of excellence and achievement for young people and those who have triumphed over adversity.

Manor academy student Travis was nominated for Mansfield and Sherwood.

Travis is part of the youth club junior committee, which feeds into the general committee in the youth club. He has put many ideas forward especially for the juniors which have been incorporated in the sessions, including music events, arts and craft activities and other issue/political events.

Travis helps out in the youth club every session he attends by either running the coffee bar, helping to prepare, cook and serve food to all the other young people and assisting with other activities in the youth club.

He is driven to make things better for other young people and is not frightened to stand up for others in a much larger arena. He played a significant role in supporting County Councillor Joyce Bosnjak in getting a new and much better play area for children in the Mansfield Woodhouse.

Chris Warren, Group Manager for the Youth Service at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Many congratulations to Travis on his deserved nomination for this year’s 4Uth Awards. He has been extremely active in his local area to support young people, such as campaigning for new children’s amenities on Mansfield Woodhouse and playing key roles in a number of key external activities outside of school. Travis is a wonderful role model for young people.”

Eddie Fenwick of Sherwood Avenue has ben nominated for for Newark and Sherwood.

He became the Member of Youth parliament for Newark and Sherwood in April 2013. Eddie made many points in his manifesto including the need for young people to be listen to as he believes that every young person has a right for their voice to be heard. Eddie also talked about the need for more things to do including the need for Skate parks in his local area and improving clubs and services for young people.

Chris Warren said: “Eddie has been actively involved promoting the needs and views of young people as part of the Nottinghamshire Youth Parliament over recent months, including campaigning for a skate park in his village of Edwinstowe.

It is good to see he has been recognised through this nomination.”