Do you know a Salford star? Housing provider Salix on hunt for young heroes

A Salford housing firm is on the hunt to find the city’s young heroes.

Salix Homes wants to honour youngsters who have selflessly made a positive difference within their community.

The Salix Star Awards celebrate those who help others, and ensure that for one night, they are given the royal treatment themselves.

Lee Sugden, Chief Executive, said: “The younger generation often hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.

“We know there are many young people in Salford who are contributing to their community in a positive way.

“If you know a young person who deserves some recognition then I urge you to nominate them.”

One of the categories is, ‘The Young Rising Star Award’, which is presented to a young person under the age of 24 who has made positive impact on the community.

Last year’s winner, 17-year-old Keenan Haggerty, took the crown for volunteering to work with disadvantaged children and young asylum seekers.

He said: “I started out attending the youth club and then they asked me to volunteer and I said I’d love to.

“I’ve always wanted to work with kids and wanted to go into teaching. It was a bit of a shock to win, but it feels good being rewarded to the work that you do.”

Other categories include the ‘Aim High Star’, ‘Spirit of Salford star’, ‘Shelagh Delany Creativity Star and best Green Star.’

All categories aim to show that simple acts of compassion are what hold a community together.

It also inspires other youngsters from around the area to support their community- and they too could be nominated.

Nominations close on August 16 and the awards ceremony takes place at The Lowry, Salford Quays on Novemeber 27. 

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