Torquay BB volunteer Adam recognised at university awards
PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:00 12 June 2013
Adam White, a 3rd year History student at the university, was joint winner for his efforts in the 'Providing help to a local organisation' category at the annual Student Community Awards, which recognise the ways in which many of the university's 17,000 students give something back to the community.
Originally a leader at the 1st Torquay BB, Adam has also been volunteering at 2nd Reading BB in his spare time while studying in the town. As well as the regular BB meeting every Wednesday evening, Adam has been involved in organising various camps and trips, national sports competitions and offering support to the young people of Reading.
Jeff Lewis, Warrant Officer, 2nd Reading Boys’ Brigade said:
“We receive many grateful and positive comments from parents about how Boys’ Brigade is helping their sons through difficult transitions to grow and mature and develop a positive attitude to life. Adam should feel very proud at the significant contribution that he has made to the organisation and fully deserves to be recognised through the Student Community Award.”
Steve Dickinson, CEO, The Boys’ Brigade said:
“Well done to Adam on his thoroughly deserved award. Adam is a great example of the thousands of volunteers who help within the Boys’ Brigade every week and provide positive role models to our young people.
“As we celebrate national Volunteers’ Week, it is a good time to thank those who give their time, without pay, for the benefit of others and it’s also a great time for anyone else thinking about volunteering to get involved. Volunteers come from all walks of life and we always have room for more people to help out.”