On Friday 21st October we hosted our Young Achiever Awards 2016 at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli. During this event we recognised and rewarded special young people in our community that truly make a difference through business, training, education, the arts or voluntary work.
After receiving many nominations the judges certainly had their work cut out deciding on finalists and also a winner for each category.
Our 2016 Young Achievers are;
Achievements in the Arts – Stephen Sellers
Sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Outstanding Progress (Primary School) – Matthew Waugh
Sponsored By SPLAT Cymru
Young Performing Arts Community Group – Mess Up The Mess
Sponsored by Theatrau Sir Gar
Young Sports Ambassador Award – Roan Smith
Sponsored by Actif sport and leisure, Carmarthenshire County Council
Child of Courage – Ioan Sutherland
Sponsored by Oakwood Brain Injury Case Management Ltd
Young Carer Award – Britany Aleetza Bree Day
Sponsored by Hafan Cymru
Outstanding Progress (Secondary School) – Luke Richards
Sponsored by DR Taxi, Minibus and Coach Hire
Outstanding progress (6th Form or College) – Alfie Hopkin
Sponsored by Coleg Sir Gar
Commitment to the Environment Award – Dr M’z Young Volunteers
Sponsored by AMG Resources, Llanelli
Young Volunteer Award – Jac Edwards
Sponsored by Perthyn
Young Apprentice – Jessica Richards
Sponsored by SM Rawlings Commercial Plumbing and Heating
Young Fundraiser Award – Erin & Freya McCarthy
Sponsored by Radio Carmarthenshire
Young Sports Person Award – Rhisian Thomas
Sponsored by Scarlets
Young Entrepreneur Award – Emily Jones
Sponsored by Owens Group
As well as recognition of our Young Achievers, during this night we saw live music from Mel & Jamie, Britains Got Talent Finalists. We also held a charity raffle and raised £645.37 for the Wales Air Ambulance.
We would like to thank everyone including our young achievers, special guests, judging panel, category sponsors and main sponsor, Morgan Marine for their support in this truly memorable evening. We look forward to recognising more of Carmarthenshire’s Young Achievers in 2017.