White Rose award winners to receive special trophy

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Community heroes who go the extra mile to help others, will receive a very special award at White Rose Shopping Centre on October 23.

For the third consecutive year, the Glassroom at Cockburn School is producing a hand-made glass trophy and, once again, it will have a unique design on it.

The design for the 2015 trophy was created by 12-year-old Cockburn pupil Erin-Rae Hughes.

Her stunning design will remain a closely guarded secret until the morning of the awards – but Erin-Rae, who wants to be an interior designer, said: “I took my inspiration from the natural world and really enjoyed the challenge of the competition.”

Sam Knight, a member of the White Rose team who judged the competition with colleague Laura Robinson, said:“The standard of entries was exceptionally high and we are delighted to work in partnership with Cockburn each year to produce a trophy that is so original”.

Since 2012, when White Rose awarded Jubilee medals to community stalwarts to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, awards have been made to over 100 people in recognition of their good work.