Nominations for the Sue Stokes Award 2019 are now OPEN!
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 2019, in memory of 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.
However small an achievement this might be, we want to hear about it. The activity could be in the field of sport, the arts, in or out of school, it might even be a boost in confidence or completing a personal challenge.
Our panel will announce the winner of the Sue Stokes Memorial Award at the 2020 Family Weekend in Manchester in October. The lucky winner will be presented with an engraved trophy, a small prize and will be featured in Within Reach and on the website. Although we can only award one prize we do like to feature nominees in our publications so please send in photos to help us celebrate our fabulous members so they can inspire others.
Our 2018 winner was Leah Hardcastle who had really struggled in school, endured several operations and had low attendance. Through the support of her family and Reach Leah managed to turn things around, worked really hard, celebrated successful GCSE results, became an ambassador at her college even took on some tutoring!
Our 2017 winner was Harry Arnold-Pepper who was a fantastic ambassador for Reach not only presenting at Heart radio but also at one of his school assembly’s. Our 2016 winner was Hollie Arnold, Gold Medal winning Paralympian, and 2015 celebrated paraclimbing with Matthew Phillips and his remarkable achievements.
2019 might see sport featured again, but there are lots of other ways to inspire, this could be overcoming obstacles, achievement in the arts, at school or outside activities, volunteering or by just being brilliant!