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Lundie Memorial 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)

This month the decision has been made to give the Lundie Memorial Award to an amazing young woman who has dedicated herself to the work of the Sanyu Babies' Home in Kampala, Uganda. 

 Lundie medal logo full colour 2    Wales Emily Cheer photo

Emily Cheer is 24 and was nominated by the minister of Beulah URC, Martha McInnes. Martha told us of Emily's calling to serve the  babies and toddlers cared for by this Christian organisation which cares for up to fifty little ones.Many of the children they take in are found abandoned in garbage heaps, pit latrines, diches, taxi parks or are left by the side of the road. 

Read more: May 2021 - Emily Cheer - National Synod of Wales

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

Recipient of the Lundie Memorial Award for April 2021 is 20-year-old Bethany Davies from Shrewsbury URC.

Lundie medal logo full colour 2                  West Midlands Bethany Davies photo small

Bethany was nominated by her minister, Revd Carole Marsden, and the Elders of the church for her work within our Church and community in the area of Dementia awareness and the setting up of the Messy Vintage programme at Shrewsbury URC.

Carole told us of the inspiring part Bethany plays in the mission of God to the elderly, especially those with dementia: 

Read more: April 2021 - Bethany Davies - West Midlands 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
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