Epsom locals win awards as part of Youth Week 2015

Epsom news
Friday, May 29, 2015

Hon Paul Goldsmith, National List MP based in Epsom, congratulates Grace Brebner and Florence Reynolds on winning Youth Week 2015 awards.

Grace Brebner received an Anzac Youth Award for her work in raising awareness of World War I and the ANZAC’s.

Florence Reynolds received a Leadership Award for her work in promoting the issue of plastic pollution in New Zealand.

“Grace and Florence are clearly very community-minded people with a passion for helping others. Their efforts will make a huge difference to the lives of young people. I commend Grace and Florence on their valuable work in this area,” Mr Goldsmith said. 

“These awards are an excellent opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements that young New Zealanders and their supporters make in our communities. 

“National believes in encouraging young Kiwis to develop leadership skills through helping others.

“By volunteering and leading significant projects in our community, young people can not only make a positive contribution, but also build essential skills and attributes for their futures.

“It is hugely encouraging to know that there are many young people and others helping them to make positive contributions, both locally, and across the country.

“The theme of Youth Week 2015 is ‘We are the future’ and I hope these awards inspire other young people to help shape the future of their communities too,” Mr Goldsmith said.   

Youth Week runs from 23-31 May and recognises the contributions and achievements of young people and those who support young people in New Zealand.

There are eight award categories, which celebrate qualities such as leadership and recognise activities in areas including the arts, culture, sport and the environment.

To read more about the Youth Week 2015 Awards and the recipients: http://www.myd.govt.nz/young-people/youth-week/index.html