The Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards were set up in 2008 by the Club’s then President Eve Conway-Ghazi.   Members of the public are asked to nominate community “heroes” under the age of 25; their story is then published in the Ilford Recorder, recognising them for their achievement whether it be sporting prowess, academic success, personal courage or bravery or dedicating their time and efforts to help others.

A monthly winner is chosen and entered for the annual Young Citizen's title, presented at the Mayor of Redbridge’s Community Awards ceremony.  

The Winner and Runner-Up are then put forward for the annual Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Young Citizen Awards and this year's winner Hannah Chowdhry also won that national award. 

Please contact Redbridge Rotary Club (by going to the Contact us section on this website) or The Recorder newspaper if you would like to nominate an inspirational young person or group of young people for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards.