On Friday 24th May the youngsters from around Rotherham celebrated at the Rotherham Advertiser Young Achievers 2013 awards.The event was held at Magna where 320 people attended to celebrate the awards. There were more than 70 nominees but only 19 awards which were handed out by hosts.
RUCST had 5 nominees in total, 3 of which were successful on the night. Rebeka Stevenson, a Community Coach was the first winner of the night taking Community Impact/Involvement Award. The award was presented to Rebeka by Billy Smith of Parkgate Shopping.
Next up from the Trust was Kellie Marsh, receiving her Caring for the Elderly award from Philip Gray and James Bartholomew, of Bartholomew & Sons, funeral directors. Kellie started off as a Volunteer for RUCST and then became a coach in the Disability arm of the Trust.
The final winner of the night for the Trust was Luke bell, who plays for Rotherham United Disability team. He collected the Outstanding Courage/Bravery award from Alison Wadsworth, of Crucible Homes.
Also on the night, Head of Community Jamie Noble presented the Young Sportsperson award to Adam Hague.
Jamie said "It is always fantastic to get nominated for awards both as a trust and as individuals who work tirelessly improving the lives of the less fortunate in Rotherham.
“Young people don’t always get the best press because of a small minority, but I am proud to say, we have a fantastic set of young people who are a credit to the trust, football club and their families and I am honoured to have them as part of our organisation."
Rebeka Stevenson, Community Coach from the Trust said “I had a really good night; it’s a good event for family and friends. The food was great and everyone really enjoyed the night. The entertainment was amazing too!”
“I was shocked and delighted to win an award! I was the first person to have to collect an award and it was a very nerve wrecking experience but exciting at the same time!”