Organisers of an award set up in memory of the Uckfield Para Daniel Gamble, who died in Afghanistan, are looking for applications.
It is open to any person aged between 16 and 25 from Uckfield and surrounding villages to “make their dream come true”.
You do not have to be academic or have a passed a fist-full of examinations, organisers, Uckfield Rotary Club said. Your skills may be musical, artistic or organisational, you may be good at sports or with your hands, skilled in a service industry or in other areas altogether.
There are no restrictions on what the money can be used for.
Applicants have to be able to convince the Rotarians that they have thought their application through and can explain what they expect to get from the £1,000 award.
Previous winners have used the award to teach in Ethiopia, travel to Tanzania as part of medical studies, paid for advanced tutoring on the violin and contributed to cost of courses leading to career qualifications.
Details and application form on Uckfield Rotary Club website Applications to be in by March 31.
*Private Daniel Gamble, aged 22, of 2 Para was the 100th British serviceman to die in the current deployment to Afghanistan. He was on foot patrol with two other solider when they suffered a suicide explosive device on June 8, 2008. Tributes paid at the time of his death to Pt Gamble and his comrades by the Army can be read here (external link)
Uckfield Rotary Club set up the award in his memory. Picture and report of last year’s award (also includes a Rotary presentation to Dorothy Sparks) here