Nominations open for Sefton Shining Stars Awards 2017

The Sefton Shining Stars Awards – now in their 11th year – are organised by Sefton CVS to celebrate the contribution made by children to community life, outside of the normal school curriculum areas.

The awards will be presented to deserving youngsters up to the age of 16 at a high-profile ceremony at Bootle Town Hall on Tuesday 12th December.

They are supported by sponsors including Sefton Council, Urgent Care 24, Driscoll Kingston Solicitors, Living Well Sefton and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Shining Stars organiser, Joanne Lee, commented: “These awards give everyone in the borough the opportunity to celebrate our children’s achievements in a positive, warm and unique way.

“Over the last 11 years they have also become a great motivation for children and young people, and for those who support and work with them.”

Children can be nominated for one or more of ten awards, including the top honour of Sefton’s Shiniest Star.

Categories include:

  • Achieving and Caring
  • Volunteering and Community Spirit
  • The Mary Roberson Award for Inspiring Change
  • Achiever of the Year Award
  • Fundraising
  • Changing Attitudes
  • The Catherine Strickland Award for Bravery
  • Personality of the Year Award
  • Participation Award

“Previous Shining Stars Awards have put the spotlight on some wonderful achievements by Sefton’s children and young people,” added Joanne.

“We’re hoping for a bumper crop of nominations to help us make the 2017 awards the best year yet.”

Joanne also pointed out that children and young people also play a vital role in planning and organising the awards ceremony, and also as hosts and performers on the night.

To nominate follow the link here to the online nomination form. The closing date for nominations this year is midnight on Friday 3rd November.

Click here to download an informational flyer (PDF)

For more information about the awards and a nomination form contact the Shining Stars team on 0151 920 0726, or email


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