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Citizen of the Year 2018
Sedgefield’s Mayor Mavis Wayman presented Sarah Guest with the Sedgefield Citizen of the Year Award, celebrating Sarah’s contribution to our community.
Many of you will know Sarah from her years of teaching at Hardwick Primary School, where she was also the SENCO lead and music coordinator.
Her enthusiasm for music resulted in some magical performances, and her love of music continues as a member of the Lyric Singers and SCA Ukulele Group.
However, it is her role as a volunteer in our local community for which she is recognised with this much deserved award.
Sarah is a Trustee of Sedgefield Community Association, which manages Ceddesfeld Hall, providing a multitude of activities and opportunities for young, old and everyone in between.
She is Chair of the Medieval Fayre Committee; member of both the SCA Policy and Bar Committees and a volunteer behind the bar; she runs the SCA website, Facebook page and contributes to every issue of Sedgefield News. Sarah organises Open Mic Nights and is the contact for the Folk Festival; she organises Sedgefield Day and co-founded and organises Sedgefield Bookends.
In her nomination she was described as ‘clearly a very active member of the community. She gives of her time freely and willingly to promote and organise activities in Sedgefield, whilst also supporting activities run by others’.
Congratulations Sarah and thank you!
Young Citizen of the Year 2018
The same event saw the presentation of the first Sedgefield Young Citizen of the Year Award. There were some really strong nominations and three young people were recognised. Joseph Dredge and Adam White both collected runners-up shields and prizes, while Victoria Sirrell (below)was the overall winner. All three youngsters are involved in many different groups in Sedgefield and are great, positive role models for us all.
Victoria has been a member of Girlguiding in Sedgefield since the age of 5 as a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger and young leader. Last year she took on the role of leader for Sedgefield Rangers when 14 girls were too old to continue in guides, enabling them to continue in the movement and encouraging them to attend international selections, at which 4 of the girls were successful. We needed someone to help with Brownies and again Victoria stepped in.
If she hadn't, the Brownie unit would have closed. Joanne Tinkler, Guide Leader said ‘Everyone in guiding is proud of Victoria and I'm sure that this award will show her what a wonderful young lady she has grown into’.
Adam & Joseph, runners-up to the Young Citizen of the Year, also received their awards from
the Mayor of Sedgefield, Councillor Mavis Wayman.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented through a partnership between Sedgefield Town Council, Sedgefield Development Trust, Sedgefield Rotary Club and for the young citizen award, Sedgefield Youth Club.