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Flintshire residents urged to nominate youngsters for Youth Work Wales Excellence Awards

RESIDENTS in Flintshire are being urged to nominate youngsters in the community who go the extra mile to help others.

The Youth Work Wales Excellence Awards 2013, in conjunction with the local authority and voluntary Youth Service and the Welsh Government, are a chance for youth workers, youth projects and young people involved in youth work to be recognised by the communities they serve.

Nominations are being taken in a range of categories until January 4.

The Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert, said: “Talented and dedicated youth workers deserve to be rewarded for their achievements.

“Each year we hear inspiring stories of unsung heroes who have made such a difference to the lives of others. These awards are a chance for us to give something back and say thank you.”

The awards will be held on February 21 and will be hosted by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, who is dedicating his time to the cause for the second year running.

Huw said: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people getting involved in various projects, working alongside dedicated youth workers.

“If you feel proud to be involved in a project; if you think your youth worker is just the best; or you’ve been inspired by a volunteer, why not nominate them?”

To nominate, visit www.thankssam.org.uk for a form.