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November 24 2014

Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, (SMTJ), scooped the main award at the 2014 Spark Network Awards at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on the 12th of November along with four other recognitions for its volunteers and social media project.

The award was presented by Spark Chief Executive, Arwyn Thomas, and the event was attended by over 500 people, including the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, and the Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Mark Brown.

Volunteers Sam Jones, Marilyn Nolan and Josh Henry were presented with framed certificates for their service to the group.

The Spark Awards celebrate the achievements of children and young people in East Sussex and those who work with them.

SMTJ was recognised for its ethos of confidence, creativity and consideration for others and Mr Thomas detailed their recent achievements which included an anti-bullying film, creative writing workshop, inclusive performances, social media project and much more.

The group is based at the Barn Theatre in Saxon Lane, Seaford and has seventy members aged between 6 and 18.

The older members of the group brought the house down with their performance of a medley from 'Grease' and the audience were enthralled with the video of their collaboration with Seaford band We Are Lions on the Little Love project, which has had over fourteen thousand views on YouTube and raised funds for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice.

To watch the video CLICK HERE.