Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - volunteer Kymberly Palmer

Bridgwater Mercury: KYMBERLY Palmer receives her award from Gavin Ellis, of sponsors Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. KYMBERLY Palmer receives her award from Gavin Ellis, of sponsors Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Kymberly Palmer, of Yeovil, was among those recognised at the 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

The nomination for Kymberly described her as ‘noisy, in your face, says it as it is…and a great right hand woman when the going gets tough.’ The 19-year-old was nominated by the Volunteer Network and over the last twoand- a-half years has taken part in more than 40 types of community volunteering, including Special Care baby Units, animal welfare groups, international sporting events – and wild goat welfare groups.

When asked about volunteering, she said: “I get to spend time with such amazing people and get to do things that are fulfilling and make you feel good.

Also it makes you open your eyes in a different way.”

The awards are run by the Rotary Club of Taunton, your Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard and Ilminster News, Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, and local radio station BBC Somerset.

A prize fund came from donations from the Rotary Club, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset Cricket Museum, and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Certificates were presented at Somerset College’s conference centre in Taunton, which was provided free by the college.

Click here for a gallery of photos from the presentation night and to watch video footage from the ceremony, which took place on March 7, see below.

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