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The first two recipients of a bursary scheme set up in memory of Stephen Sutton have received £1,000 each.
Rebecca Fisher and Megan Preece were the successful applicants for the scheme, which aims to support talented young people in Burntwood.
Cllr Pam Stokes presented the Stephen Sutton Bursary Awards at a recent meeting of Burntwood Town Council.
“It is a real pleasure to meet with two such talented young people,” she said. “Burntwood Town Council is proud of the many talented young people in the town, and I am delighted to be able to honour Stephen’s memory with this bursary.
“I would like to wish Rebecca and Megan success in their future endeavours.”
Both winners of the 2015 awards attend Chase Terrace Technology College.
Cllr Diane Evans, Chairman of Governors at the school, said: “I’m grateful to Jane Sutton for supporting this initiative and helping judge the entries.
“This bursary will help young people to extend and develop their talents in the field of sport and performing art.
“I am extremely proud of Megan and Rebecca’s achievements so far, and I know Stephen would be too.”
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