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Teens’ award for community spirit

St Wilfrids Catholic High School students Laura Pickett, Louise Pickett and Olivia Blankley with their Young Citizens Award.

St Wilfrids Catholic High School students Laura Pickett, Louise Pickett and Olivia Blankley with their Young Citizens Award.

Four enterprising students have been recognised for raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The teenagers from St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, in Featherstone, won a Young Citizens’ Award after collecting more than £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sixth form students Laura and Louise Pickett, 18, and Olivia Blankley and Jack Berriman, both 17, were presented with the top prize during the annual ceremony by the Rotary Club of Normanton.

The awards recognise young people who have made a difference in their community. They received £250 for their chosen charity and £50 for themselves.

They were nominated by rotary member John Brennan. In his nomination he said: “These four friends decided they should do something to benefit others.”

Louise said: “It was a big shock to be nominated as we didn’t think people paid attention to what we did as we are just kids.

“We are all really happy to win.”

 

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