The achievements, generosity and selflessness of children and young people from around the United Reformed Church (URC) are being recognised and celebrated.
Since its launch in January 2020, Lundie Memorial Awards have been bestowed upon children and young monthly, celebrating how they use their God-given skills, time and talent to good effect.
So far, 20 awards have been distributed with each receiving a prize of £100 to be spent on the benefit of children and/or young people in the church, synod or local community.
Along with the most recent winners, August’s Andrew and Daniel Shaw, from the West Midlands Synod, awards were given to:
Alice Robson and Alex Malcom, both aged eight, in July for encouraging the Wessex Synod, and Salisbury United Reformed Church in particular, to consider their impact on the environment.
Eight-year-old Rupert Meechan, from the Eastern Synod, received the award in June for his continual support of Wroxton and Hoveton URC’s annual charity plant sale.
Emily Cheer, 24, from the URC National Synod of Wales, received the award in May for dedicating herself to the work of the Sanyu Babies’ Home in Kampala, Uganda.
Twenty-year-old Bethany Davies from Shrewsbury URC, in the West Midlands Synod, received her award in April for her work within the church helping to set up the Messy Vintage programme – a missional offshoot of Messy Church – and community helping to raise Dementia awareness.
In March, 18-year-old Mae Valle’s, from Harpenden URC in the Thames North Synod, selfless dedication to supporting children through her church involvement and Brownies and Guides led to her receiving an award.
Read the full list of winners here.
Published 15 September 2021