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Jubilee Award

The Council's annual Jubilee Award recognises the achievements of outstanding young people in Wetherby, who are under 20 years of age and who have made an impact, whether nationally, regionally or locally. The award was established in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and can be awarded jointly to a maximum of three special young persons. 

There are many young people of whom we can rightly be proud and it is these young people that we wish to recognise and hope will be nominated each year. It is expected that the young people will show some of the qualities listed below:

  • Bravery and fortitude.
  • Work in the community/home.
  • Adapting to changes in life style.
  • Academic or sporting achievements.
  • Charitable accomplishments.
  • Kindness beyond the call of duty.
  • Ambition to achieve.

The award is a great opportunity for the Council to acknowledge these wonderful young people who do such a lot for the community and, show how proud it is of their achievements.

Nominations for the next award can be submitted in autumn 2020. 


2019 Award Winner - Isabel Bennett
Accompanied by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wetherby, Councillor Galan and Mrs Sandra Moss

2019 Jubilee Award

5 year old Isabel Bennett has been chosen as the youngest ever winner of the Town Council’s Jubilee Award.

Isabel was nominated by a family friend who said that “Isabel is just 5 years old and off her own back wanted to do a coffee morning to raise funds for charity. Her cousin died as a baby of a childhood cancer condition. Isabel saw Macmillan’s coffee morning appeal and had her own idea to raise money for her cousin’s charity, which raised over £300!! She is a bright and caring little girl and deserves to be recognised.”

Runner-up, Louisa Jacobs, was nominated by her teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:
“The main reason why I want to nominate Louisa is that she donated her hair to the Princess trust. Louisa absolutely hates the hairdresser and getting her hair cut and had the most beautiful long red hair. She decided she wanted to raise money for cancer and so took on the challenge and faced her fear to help other people, very inspiring when she was only 5 at the time.
She truly is a delight and deserves to be recognised for her kindness and determination to help others at such a young age.”

As Isabel’s family is closely connected to Wetherby Town Council, with both her Mum and Grandma serving as Councillors, the anonymised nominations were sent to an independent panel of judges. Isabel was chosen as a worthy winner for holding an event which involved so many people in helping to raise money for Macmillan.

Isabel’s mother, Samantha Bennett, commented that she was so proud of her daughter who “had helped to arrange all the details of the coffee morning. She invited lots of people that she knows and helped with the raffle and refreshments. It was a great event which really helped all our family with the grieving process.”

Presenting the awards the Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Galan Moss, commented that this:
“Is one of my favourite events of the year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to recognise all the hard work and effort put in by our young people. It’s nice to see some of the very youngest members of our community already starting to contribute and help others.”

Winner - Isabel Bennett
Runner Up - Louisa Jacobs 
with the Mayor and Mayoress of Wetherby

Isabel Bennett being presented with award. 


Previous Winners

2018 - Charles Thompson



2018 - Charles Thompson (Charitable Work)
2017 - James Eaton (Academic Excellence)
2016 - Niamh Hutton (World Champion Kickboxer)
2015 - Leah & Teiana Vine
2014 - Michael Dopson
2013 - Matt Collinson
2012 - Danny Laycock

2017 - James Eaton

2016 - Niamh Hutton