Last Updated on 3 December 2021 by URC Admin
The achievements, generosity and selflessness of children and young people from around the United Reformed Church (URC) are being recognised and celebrated.
Since its launch in January 2020, Lundie Memorial Awards have been bestowed upon children and young monthly to celebrate how they are using their God-given skills, time and talents to good effect.
So far, 20 awards have been distributed with each receiving a prize of £100 to be spent on the benefit of children and/or young people in their church, synod or local community.
As seen here:
Along with the most recent winners – August’s Andrew and Daniel Shaw, from the West Midlands Synod – awards were given to:
Alice Robson and Alex Malcom, both aged eight, in July for encouraging the Wessex Synod and Salisbury United Reformed Church to consider their impact on the environment.
Eight-year-old Rupert Meechan, from the Eastern Synod, received the award in June for his continual support of Wroxton and Hoveton URC’s annual charity plant sale.
Emily Cheer, 24, from the URC National Synod of Wales, received the award in May for dedicating herself to the work of the Sanyu Babies’ Home in Kampala, Uganda.
Hear what Emily has to say about her award in this video:
Twenty-year-old Bethany Davies, from Shrewsbury URC in the West Midlands Synod, received her award in April for her work helping to set up her church’s Messy Vintage programme – a missional offshoot of Messy Church – and help raising Dementia awareness in her community.
In March, 18-year-old Mae Valle’s selfless dedication to supporting children through her involvement with Harpenden URC, in the Thames North Synod, and Brownies and Guides led to her receiving an award.
Dr Sam Richards, URC Head of Children’s and Youth Work, said: “The Lundie Award is the highlight of my month! It is so encouraging to hear about all the amazing ways children and young people in the URC are putting their faith into action. Robert Lundie was such an inspiring person that the people of Liverpool set up this fund in his memory over 120 years ago. I feel certain both he and they would be delighted with how we are using it to celebrate the contribution of children and young people.”
Read the full list of winners here.