Jim is supporting the Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year Awards (the YOPEYs) which offer cash prizes for young people who are positive role models and who give to others.
The Cambs YOPEY is open to young people aged from 10 to 25, who live, work or study in any part of Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough.
Schools, colleges, youth organisations, churches, charities and other bodies that work with young people are encouraged to make nominations. If their nomination wins, they can receive half the prize money. Family and friends can also nominate but they cannot win prize money.
The overall winner will receive £800 – £400 for themselves and £400 for their good cause. There will a second place winning £400, a third place winning £200 and a junior winner winning £200, all giving half their prizes to good causes. There will also be several £50 runners-up prizes.
Jim said, “All too often the negative actions of a small percentage of young people grab all the headlines in the media and so it is vital that we right this balance and recognise the fantastic contribution that so many of our young people make to our community. The YOPEYs do a fantastic job of giving publicity to some of the most remarkable young people in Cambridgeshire and I am delighted to support them.”
Cambridgeshire Constabulary is co-sponsoring the awards and Chief Constable Simon Parr said: "YOPEY is an important way of recognising the extraordinary efforts of remarkable young people within our community. All the nominees are role models and show what can be done with the right determination to succeed."
To nominate a young person visit the YOPEY website by clicking here.