Fantastic News from the Celebrating Young People Awards

Fantastic news this week from the MIllion Minutes ‘Celebrating Young People Awards’, Hannah Forrest a student from the Diocese of Plymouth was awarded the Pope Francis Award for her amazing and continued work with the Apostleship of the Sea. The prize was presented by special guest Cardinal Vincent Nichols at the awards evening on Wednesday 3rd of July. The Apostleship of the Sea efforts in supporting seafarers across the world is huge in Plymouth alone hundreds of ships come into dock every week so volunteer support from people like Hannah is so needed and appreciated. Hannah regularly visits these ships in-port and her work has been vital to the seafarers who come across the world and arrive isolated and fatigued. She has also raised awareness of seafarers in her parish, recruiting other ship visitors ensuring that many more seafarers receive a welcome. Cardinal Nichols congratulated her, and the other young people present, telling them that he was so proud “to see and sense the vitality of the faith of our Church embodied in so many of the young people gathered tonight”. He added they “have so much generosity and verve for life.”

Interested in supporting the Apostleship of the Sea? Visit there website by clicking here and remember deep dig this Sea Sunday. Want to read the whole story and see what other awards were handed out – click here to visit the Million Minutes website.

Images right Hannah on a ship at Plymouth Docks and at the Celebrating Young People Awards with Cardinal Nichols. Images sourced from Million Minutes and photographer Anthony Kelly.

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