Teenage volunteers earn deserved recognition

By Connie Osborne Thursday 17 April 2014 Updated: 18/04 08:16

A PAIR of borough teenagers have been rewarded for their outstanding contribution to volunteering.

Emma Shelton was presented with the Tryangle Award - one of the county’s most prestigious youth volunteering awards - for her dedication to the YMCA.

The 17-year-old has been giving her time to the charity for more than three years after joining them through a work experience placement.

She has now completed more than 600 hours of volunteering, including using her free time during school holidays, working with the disability football teams and has been praised by staff for being enthusiastic and motivating for young people.

Linzi Aston also received the accolade after organising fund-raising events, promotional days and recruiting her friends to help Young Carers.

The 17-year-old was recently appointed as a Young Carers champion and volunteers her time on top of being a Young Carer herself for her mother who has limited mobility.

The awards are given out to young people aged between 11 and 19 who are nominated to Worcestershire Council for Voluntary Youth Services.

Phil Street, manager of WCVYS, said the awards were are about recognising the achievements of the unsung heroes.

“They are young people that show determination to serve their friends, family and community. These are young people that overcome social, health or other challenges to make their mark,” he added.

Share This

Popular »

1 Jobs lost as car parts firm closes

2 Unconfirmed sighting of missing woman Eve Cullen

3 Dispersal order after vandals trash Redditch's Church Green

4 Veterans give cash boost to next generation

5 Hospital risk rating increases

More news »

Dressed to impress in a classic

A PAJAMA factory will be the setting for

Sounds of the town

AN ALBUM showcasing the best of Redditch’s musical

Brook work proves valuable all round

IMPROVING habitats for wildlife along the Bow Brook

Residents demand return of post box

FRUSTRATED residents in Church Hill have called for

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Catshill remembers its war dead with moving service

A SPECIAL service was held at the Catshill War Memorial ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Great War poppy tribute at Stratford's Minories Courtyard

A PLACE to honour those killed in the First World ...

Evesham Observer
Local group boosts Riverside Centre

A PERSHORE youth group has reaped the rewards after a ...