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2013 NICK THOMAS AWARDS

8th November 2013

PMZ celebrated its unique annual Awards event this week with 12-year old PMZer, Sehyogue Aulakh, crowned winner of the main award, the 2013 PMZ Nick Thomas Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The Nick Thomas Memorial Award recognizes not only musical talent, but also the way in which the winner embodies the spirit of being passionate about music and using it as a powerful force to inspire and help others around them. The Award was first created in 2007 in memory of a young musician, Nick Thomas, who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition known as ‘SADS’. Nick’s mother, Jenny, has supported and fundraised for the award ever since. She was at the event on Wednesday night and presented Seyhogue with a handcrafted trophy and framed certificates to the other 4 finalists, Kailani Guswell, Jimmy Gullis, Rohey Manneh and Mark Samuel, who all performed on the night.

This year’s celebration event also introduced the new PMZ Perfect Partner Awards recognising the importance of partnership work to the charity’s success. Three inspiring individuals were chosen from organisations working with disabled children, children in care and elderly residents reflecting the real breadth and depth of PMZ’s work. The awards reflected the winners’ immense dedication, passion and hard work helping us to deliver high quality creative music making projects that change lives.

The 2013 Perfect Partner Award Winners chosen this year are Janet Greaves-Stoker, Commissioning Officer at Plymouth City Council; Carolyn Richards, Manager of George Downing House with Affinity Sutton (supported housing for older people) and Leonie Prentice, Education, Employment and Training (EET) Key Worker, The Virtual School for Looked After Children.


Group photo: left to right - Sehyogue Aulakh (winner), Jenny Thomas, Kailani Guswell (finalist), Rohey Manneh (finalist), friend of Rohey, Jimmy Gullis (finalist) and Mark Samuels (finalist) wasn’t included in the photo.
 

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2013 NICK THOMAS AWARDS
 
2013 NICK THOMAS AWARDS
 
2013 NICK THOMAS AWARDS