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News from the Lundie Memorial Award Lundie Awards

Do you know a child or young person who is playing their part in the mission of God in their church, synod, local community or the wider world?

The Lundie Memorial Award is designed to highlight and celebrate such individuals who are using their God-given skills, time and talent to good effect. Each month for 100 months the Children's and Youth Work Committee are awarding a medal and certificate to one of the nominated children and young people, along with a financial award of £100 to be spent to benefit children and/or young people in the church, synod or local community, however the award winner chooses.

Read about the amazing young people and children nominated for this award and how the recipient chooses to spend the money.

Remember, you too can nominate someone to receive the award. Read our booklet here (pdf)
and then fill in a nomination form (Word)

March 2021 saw the Lundie Memorial Award going to Mae Valle, chosen from a number of very strong nominations for her selfless dedication to supporting children through her church involvement and Brownies and Guides.

Lundie medal logo full colour 2    Mae Valle, an 18 year old girl, holding a small dog 

18-year-old Mae was nominated by the Children's and Families Minister at Harpenden URC, Thames North, who shared with us her reasons for putting forward Mae's name: 

Read more: March 2021 - Mae Valle - Thames North Synod

Presented at the end of January to allow the presentation to be made at Youth (dis)ASSEMBLED, the online gathering of URC Youth, February's Lundie Memorial Award and Medal was given to Katie Henderson of Nairn URC.

Lundie medal logo full colour 2  katie 6

Katie is well known to URC Youth as she is joint immediate past Youth Moderator. Although currently based in London for work, she was nominated by Mick Smeardon, Synod Pilots Officer for the National Synod of Scotland and coincidentally Katie's proud grandfather. This was how he described Katie: 

Read more: February 2021 - Katie Henderson - National Synod of Scotland

The first Lundie Memorial Award for 2021 has been given to 16 year old Joseph Hartley who was nominated for the award by Rachel Wetherill, Church Elder. 

Lundie medal logo full colour 2  Yorkshire Joseph Hartley photo small

Rachel told us how Joseph has willingly taken on a lead role in ensuring that the Audio Visual presentation and sound is available for all Sunday Services and other church life events such as church meetings, AGM and Messy Church. 

Read more: January 2021 - Joseph Hartley - Yorkshire Synod

Lundie medal logo full colour 2     Southern Noah Boyce photo 2


November's Lundie Memorial Medal and financial award goes to our youngest recipient yet - five year old Noah Boyce. Noah was nominated by his minister, Revd David Yule of Christ Church Westgate, despite fears that Noah may be after his job! This is what David told us about Noah: 


'Noah “Dad I have watched you doing the worship, can I do a service?”

Sam; “I’ll ask David”

David: (The minister? ) “Wow! What a wonderful idea! Ask him to go ahead!”

And so the 5 yr old son of our of our youth worker and technician was given the opportunity to lead a service.

Read more: November 2020 - Noah Boyce - Southern Synod
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