High achievers

Featherstone Civic Service - Kay Binnersley with Hannah Everidge, Ashley Long, Joe Roberts and Luke and Quinton Blignaut at the front
Featherstone Civic Service - Kay Binnersley with Hannah Everidge, Ashley Long, Joe Roberts and Luke and Quinton Blignaut at the front

OUTSTANDING achievements by Featherstone youngsters were in the spotlight at the annual town mayor’s awards ceremony.

Town councillors nominated children they felt had made a positive impact in the community in the last year.

Mayor of Featherstone, Coun Kay Binnersley, presented certificates and gift vouchers to seven winners, including Ackton brothers Luke and Quinton Blignaut.

Quinton, four, donated bone marrow to his five-year-old brother who has Hurler Syndrome, a genetic disorder which means the body cannot break down certain enzymes.

Coun Binnersley said: “We had quite a variety of things that gave good publicity to young people.

“It was about celebrating the positivity of young people and recognising that they are achieving things for the area.

“We had a nice service with an awards ceremony and all of them really enjoyed it. We acknowledged all the work parents and grandparents do in terms of support too.

“I hope the town council will continue with it and it will grow and grow.”