Outgoing Mayor of Milton Keynes Sam Crooks bows out by recognising young people in MK

Tuesday 19 May 2020


Mayor of Milton Keynes Sam Crooks has announced the inaugural winners of the MK Mayor’s Award for 2020.

Mayor Crooks established the MK Mayor’s Award earlier this year as a way of recognising the charitable work of young people in Milton Keynes.

The MK Mayor’s Award recognises two young people in two categories – at primary school and secondary school age.  The winner of this year’s secondary school aged award has been given to Abigail Kos for her local environmental initiatives, and the primary aged winner is Alfie for his volunteering work at a local MK community fridge.

This year’s secondary aged category was particularly impressive, and Mayor Crooks has also awarded a highly commended award to the volunteers at MK Hearing Impaired Youth, who have been advocates for those with hearing impairments, and Arthana Yuvaraj for her fundraising efforts for the Cancer Ward at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

“So many young people across Milton Keynes do some incredible work and go to extraordinary efforts to support charitable efforts across the city,” said Mayor Crooks, who hands the Mayoral Chain over to Cllr Andrew Geary later this week.

“I’m humbled and impressed with the efforts of this year’s winners, and all the nominations we received were very impressive – well done to everyone.  I’m hoping the MK Mayor’s Award will become a regular fixture in our Civic calendar.”

Watch Mayor Crooks announce the winners in this video.