24 September 2021

Sony UK TEC set to host the High Sheriff Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Wales following the pandemic, Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC) will sponsor the return of the High Sheriff Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards aimed at celebrating young people in Mid Glamorgan, who have made outstanding contributions either at home or in the community during 2021.

The awards, which were due to take place earlier this year were cancelled due to lockdown regulations; however, the prestigious evening has been rescheduled to take place in 2022 with Sony UK TEC attending not only as a main sponsor alongside Ortho Clinical Diagnostics but as host for the annual presentation evening.

Each category will reward deserving youngsters aged between 11-21 with thousands of pounds in cash prizes for their time and effort, taking part in initiatives that stand out amongst their peers to help their local neighbourhood, individual, family member or organisation. 

The event, which has been running since 2008, was set up when finance was pledged by local firms, organisations, and individuals in the county to support young people who were volunteering to assist with various causes. And this year is no different. The panel will continue to highlight the contributions of individuals and groups throughout South Wales who have made a real difference in the past 12 months.

For this year, in particular, the Panel are looking for youngsters who have shown great bravery and resilience during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To date, several thousand pounds have been received by worthy recipients, with several prizes given each year, varying from £100 to £1,000, together with a silver cup which is held for a year and given to the entry deemed as the most outstanding.

Speaking on behalf of UK TEC, Professional Services Director, Gerald Kelly, who is a member of the High Sheriff Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards, said that the team are “really looking forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements.”

“As a community-focused business, we at Sony UK TEC feel it is vital to support those who are making a significant contribution to South Wales and supporting the next generation within society is at the heart of everything we stand for.”

To enter the awards, a nominator aged over 18 is required to fill in an application form.

Request a form via Jayne James, Chair of Chair, Mid Glamorgan High Sheriff Awards Panel: highsheriffmidglamorganawards@gmail.com

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