Through the Sue Stokes Award, Reach children and young adults are celebrated.
We are seeking your nominations for a Reach child or young adult (age 0-25) who you feel deserves to be recognised for their achievement during 2020, in memory of the former National Coordinator Sue Stokes who passed away in 2012. Sue gained great satisfaction from seeing and celebrating the achievements of our inspiring Reach children.
There is no achievement that is too small, each and everyone person has their own dreams and personal accomplishments and we want to hear about it, closing date to nominate is Friday 30th July 2021.
Reach children and young adults are strong, resilient and determined, but these attributes don’t always come easily. Personal challenges, successes and achievements can be pivotal, please share, it is so important to enable opportunities for individuals to shine!
It doesn’t even have to be your child, it could be a story you have read about another Reach child and feel they deserve recognition. Many stories and experiences are shared through our members only Facebook page, perhaps there is one that really stands out to you (please do get permission before you nominate!)
The winner will be announced at this years Family Day on Saturday 23rd October, the lucky winner will be presented with an engraved trophy, a small prize and will be featured in our withinReach magazine and on the website. Although we can only award one prize we do like to feature all nominees in our publications so please send in photos to help us celebrate our fabulous members so they can inspire others. Click here to nominate your shining star!
The closing date for nominations is Friday 30th July 2021
Last years Sue Stokes Award winner, Ella, in her own words:
“Hi everyone, my name is Ella Dickinson and I don’t have any professional qualifications nor am I a Celebrity or Paralympian, I have nothing to offer Reach apart from being me. I am just a regular 19 year old, the only difference is: I have one hand. I have been a member of the North-West Branch of Reach since I was a baby and I have loved meeting up with other members at events.
I am excited to represent Reach because I love their values and ethics and feel that no child should ever feel alone. As Reach’s slogan says, I have been truly ‘living life without limits’ as a few personal achievements of mine are being the 2014/2015/2016 Regional Trampoline Champion in the Elite Disability 2 Category, achieving my Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award (nearly finished my Gold!) and raising over £800 for Reach completing the 2.6 challenge.
I am currently studying a BSc degree in Environmental Science at York University and a very proud winner of the Sue Stokes Award 2020. I am so proud
to be an ambassador for Reach, you can find me on Instagram at @ella.dickinson to get in contact with me or see what else I am up to! I have lots of photos of my achievements and life on Instagram and over time I will share more.”
Reach has seen Ella grow from a shy child to a confident young adult.
We are so proud of her and this growth in confidence is as important as all the other physical and academic achievements.