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 Young heroes honoured at awards night


​INSPIRATIONAL young people will be honoured at an awards evening this week.

The Young Heroes Awards will highlight the positive contribution made by under 18s to the Peterlee community.

Their incredible stories of bravery, personal achievement and random acts of kindness will be revealed at a ceremony held at Shotton Hall on May 10.

The awards are a joint initiative between Durham Constabulary, Durham County Council and Peterlee Town Council.

Chief Inspector Lee Blakelock, of Peterlee Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Our inaugural Young Heroes Awards last year were a huge success, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.

“This event is a night to celebrate the incredible young people we have here in Peterlee – the ones who are doing kind, brave and inspirational things on a daily basis, but we just don’t get to hear about.

“I hope they all have a fantastic evening and come away knowing how proud we, and the community, are of them.”

The youngsters being honoured with awards will each receive a certificate and gift voucher, to be presented by a number of special guests on the night.

The event will begin at 6pm with a parade and demo from police and fire cadets, followed by a performance from Shotton Hall Choir and opening speech from Superintendent Chris Curtis.