Silver Arrow prize for Lincoln’s youngsters

Young people in Lincoln are being recognised for making a difference by being nominated for the Silver Arrow Award.

The award, sponsored by charity Lincoln Lions, started in 2009 to commemorate the fact that Lincoln had had a Sherriff for 600 years.

It is divided into three categories, under 12s, 12-18-year-olds, and teams of up-to 18-year-olds who have done something special within the community.

The arrow is crafted by a local silversmith and uses 500-year-old wood from Lincoln Cathedral. It symbolises an arrow that was fired by Robin Hood and is on show in the Guildhall.

Kate Fenn, the Civic Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “In the past, we had a little girl who cared for her disabled mother win the award.

“The young girl got her up, made her breakfast, went to school, and then came home to look after her again.

“These things happen in Lincoln that people aren’t aware of. It gives you that sense of people not taking others for granted.

“Making a fuss of them gives them a bit of encouragement and an award for it”.

Nominations can be made via the City of Lincoln Council website, and are open until 29 February.

It can include anyone up to the age of 18 who the nominator feels would benefit from having a bit of recognition.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Guildhall and will see the arrow presented to the winner by the Mayor of Lincoln.

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