The responce to the first year of the Awards has been very rewarding. Out of a total of 19 applications, our Community Services Committee have selected 4 worthy young person to receive an award. They are :

Katie Chomas 16. QEHS for achievements in cricket. Including her inclusion in Durham CCC’s elite squad and representing England in the Gulf Cup in Dubai

Lizzie Scott 15 QEHS for achievements in cricketnincluding playing for Northumberland CCC and representing the England Women’s Academy team against an ICC Global XI.

Heni Pisarrevic 15. QEHS for achievements in music,including G8 piano and G5 pedal harp,as well as gaining a place at the Centr for Advanced Taaiining at The Sage. Despite moderate hearing loss in both ears.

Zara Naughton 13 QEHS for achievements in golf ,including being a member of the North of England Regional Elite U18 squad. Zara has also been slected for the National U16 team.

Very many congratulations to them all. We look forward to welcoming them and their parents to our award ceremony which will hopefully be at the end of February.

Details of which will be announced here and on our Facbook page,

Tynedale Lions have set up a bursary scheme to highlight, celebrate and reward the exceptional achievements of young people that, more often than not, go unseen and even unrewarded. We are looking for young people from Tynedale who “aspire to excellence” and deserve to be recognised for their hard work and/or exceptional achievement.

We have committed £2,000, split into four £500 bursaries for each of the following categories: Sport, Creative Arts & Music, Science and Humanities. It is intended that bursaries be applied to further the personal development of the young person.

Applicants: Applicants need to be 11-18 years of age and live in Tynedale. Young people with learning difficulties will be considered up to the age of 25.Making an Application: Please read the terms and conditions of the bursary and send us the completed application form either by email to or by post to: Stephen Prandle, 3 Armstrong Close, Hexham NE46 )

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 13thDecember 2019 with successful bids being announced in January 2020.