Young Achiever award for Spalding district

Josh Baldwin receives his award last year.
Josh Baldwin receives his award last year.
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A regular column from Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.

Do you know a young achiever who deserves a Pride of South Holland Award?

There’s still plenty of time left to nominate someone young for the Pride of South Holland Awards 2016. The Young Achiever Award identifies and celebrates the hard work, dedication and commitment of young people in South Holland. Judges will be looking for young people who are a role model in the local community. 

Last year’s final three Young Achievers nominated, Tulip Radio’s Harvey Wright, Polka Dot Academy’s Jordon Howlett and local champion Josh Baldwin. Josh was awarded Young Achiever for working with the Marching Ambassadors, he was head boy at the Gleed, works in his church, a performer and volunteer at Tulip Radio.

Josh said: “This award is great for young people. It gives them the recognition they deserve. Although some of the community believe that young people are nothing but a nuisance and cause grief in the community, there is a silent majority, who discreetly help the community in many different ways. This can be from helping a neighbour, a local church, a school friend or maybe someone whose overcome a challenge and have turned their life around for the better.”

This year’s Young Achiever Award is being sponsored by Andy Molsom from Molsoms Optometrists. Andy said: “I have run Molsom & Associates, an independent optometrists in Hall Place for nearly 20 years. I have been nominated twice in recent years for the Macular Society Optometrist of the Year Award. I always try to bring something a little different to Spalding, including spectacles of exceptional quality, and the latest technology for use in eye examinations.”

The winner will be announced at the Pride of South Holland Awards ceremony at the South Holland Centre on Saturday 18th June 2016. For a nomination form please visit and let’s recognise the Young People in South Holland.