Nominations close tomorrow for prom organised by Havant teenager

THE deadline for young people to be nominated to attend a prom event is tomorrow.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:26 pm
Lewis Hine from Friend Finder. Picture: Sarah Standing (161246-5693c)

Lewis Hine, from Havant, has organised the prom for 15 to 19-year-olds as part of his Friend Finder project which looks to make sure everyone has a friend.

The prom, for 150 people in June at Portsmouth Guildhall, is for teenagers who missed their own prom due to illness, disability or other social issues. Nominations close tomorrow and Lewis wants to make sure people have sent in their entries.

As reported in The News, Lewis, 16, has a number of health conditions and has missed a lot of school because of time spent in hospital.

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He launched his Friend Finder website for other young people like him and the prom is part of their monthly meet-ups.

Speaking at the launch, Lewis said: ‘Missing school is one thing, missing your prom due to illness or disability can be really upsetting and disheartening so I felt this was the perfect event to hold and help make this magical night happen.

‘We have had so many nominations in from children who missed proms as they were having chemotherapy, to others who couldn’t attend prom due to their special needs.’

The event is being organised by Lewis and a team of young people who have been marketing the event, getting free dresses and choosing decorations.

To nominate someone, email [email protected] Entries close tomorrow.