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Good citizens’ award 2012

Paul Healey, Katie Spurr, Darin Fawcett and Insp Paul Truscott with the children

An Amble Links First School pupil has won the 2012 Amble and Warkworth Good Citizen’s award. Nine year old Ella Henderson was presented with a BMX bike and a trophy as well as a bag of goodies all donated by local businesses.

Four young people were nominated by the First Schools for their outstanding behaviour and attitude to friends, community and school.

Catherine Dunn was nominated by Warkworth First School, Erin Douglas was nominated by Amble County First School, Jayce Marshall, by St Cuthbert’s First School and Ella Henderson by Amble Links First School. All four nominees were presented with a trophy and a bag containing prizes donated by local businesses. The bike was donated by Katie and Nick Spurr of Spurreli.

Now in its third year, the Amble and Warkworth Good Citizens’ Award is the brainchild of CSO Darin Fawcett. He read out the reasons why the young people had been nominated, while Deputy Mayor Craig Weir presented the prizes. Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said “It gives me great pleasure to support this initiative to develop youngsters to be good citizens. The vast majority of young people are good and it’s our job to support them.”

Ella told The Ambler: “I’m very happy”

Mum Carly said “I’m over the moon for her, really proud. We want to thank the police and all the businesses and everyone involved. And well done to all the other children nominated.

Ella Henderson, Catherine Dunne, Erin Douglas and Jayce Marshall

As has now become the tradition, the winner’s school was also presented with a trophy. Ella presented her Head Teacher Paul Healey with the plaque containing the names of previous winners. This is the second year the award winner has been from Amble Links School.

Insp Truscott said “This is a splendid event, well supported by the local community and Northumbria Police. Congratulations to all the young people involved.”

Coun. Weir said “I feel extremely humbled to be able to present the young people with these awards for their commitment to their communities. Long may it continue.”

CSO Darin Fawcett thanked local businesses who supported the award:

Katie and Nick Spurr ; Spurreli’s Ice Cream Boutique.
Amble Town Council.
Julia Aston ; Amble Development Trust.
Mark Beswick ; XIT.
Daryl Milton ; Zecca Restaurant.
Darren Park ; Newburgh Street CO-OP.
Rob Snowden ; Tesco Express.
Beryl Hewson ; Queen Street Post Office.
Doug Potts ; Funeralcare.
Ian August MBE ; Alnwick Castle & Gardens.
Reverend Diane Westmoreland.
Karl Brunton ; Amble Marina.
Viki Rogers ; Funeralcare.
Samantha Ryder ; Warkworth Castle.
Janneil Elliott & Joanne Stone ; Castlemania.
Dave and Betty Gray, Puffin Cruises

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