Children of Courage - 2012
Our club in 2012 sponsored Findlay Johnston. Findlay has major health problems and has endured major surgery several times.
His interests are science, music and news time at school. His major health problems have not stopped him from being active and his favourite activity is catching waves with his rescue board. He enjoys swimming lessons and has joined cub scouts.
He has shown enormous courage and his favourite saying is "this is a great day Mum". He is a very kind and caring child with a sunny disposition, adventurous friendly and loving and very worthy of being sponsored for a Children of Courage Award by the Lions Club of North Beach.
LIONS CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS
Gives recognition to a very special group of young West Australians.
This program is an important and extremely worthwhile annual project of Lions Clubs International in Western Australia. The program was introduced in 1983 by the late Past District Governor Joe Mason, AOM. Since its modest beginnings, the Lions Children of Courage Awards has grown to be one of the most important annual events in the Western Australian Lions' calendar.
The Lions Children of Courage Awards
- Act as an encouragement for their future
- Help them to believe in themselves and
- Help to increase their self-worth
Each year the children who are to receive an award, together with members of their nominating club and their families are invited at attend a presentation.
As each child is called forward for the presentation, a short summary of the reasons for the presentation and eligivility for the award is read. The recipient of the award then receives a plaque detailing the category under which the award is made.
Nominations are forwarded through your local Lions Club and are restricted to children between the ages of 5 and 15 years.
CATEGORIES OF THE AWARD
- Special Needs - children with special needs who have shown courage in the face of adversity
- Courageous Act or Deed - a child who without regard for personal safety, has been instrumental in the preservation of life and/or property, or has rendered assistance at an accident, or whoe concern for others is worthy of recognition.
- Outstanding Sporting Achievements- a child who has overcome personal hardship and/or disadvantage to achieve a high degree of sporting prowess as an individual, or as a good team members