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Elliot named Sidmouth Lions’ Young Ambassador of the Year
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
A Sidmouth youngster has been acknowledged for his charity work by the town’s Lions group.
Sidmouth College student, Elliot Badcock, has been chosen as Sidmouth Lions Young Ambassador of the Year, for his involvement in the community and local charity work.
Elliot is a member of the local scouts and is taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. He also plays an active part in the Sidmouth Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC).
As well as his many roles within the community, Elliott and his parents are actively involved with fundraising for Huntington’s Disease.
Each year, Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles and Ireland, organise a contest to find the Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century.
The aim of the scheme is to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in community service work.
Past candidates have been involved in helping the disabled and the elderly, conservation, crime prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion.
Sidmouth Lions Club members felt that the Sid Valley has a number of talented and service minded young people and decided to find and encourage these youngsters to enter the Lions Clubs’ Young Ambassador competition.
Apart from giving young people the chance to win a monetary prize for the project of their choice, the competition provides the opportunity to meet like-minded youngsters and develop personal confidence and a sense of achievement.
Last year’s candidate, Rachel Hill, won the Lions South West of England District final.
Elliot competed in the South West District Final of the Young Ambassador earlier this year, and although he did exceptionally well; he was not selected to compete in the National Finals.
Elliot was recently invited to attend a Sidmouth Lions meeting to tell members about his experiences and what he had gained from entering the competition.
He was praised and congratulated by all the Sidmouth Lions, and was given a cheque for £100 for his chosen charity- Sidmouth ATC.
On behalf of the Lions, President Chris Rignall said: “We are delighted to present Elliot with the cheque for the benefit of Sidmouth ATC, his chosen project, and we congratulate him on his achievements.”
Sidmouth Lions Club will shortly be seeking potential Young Ambassador candidates for 2012-13.
To enter the next Young Ambassador competition, candidates must have reached their 15th birthday but not yet reached their 19th birthday on or before June 30th 2013.
If you know of any local youngster who might like to enter the next Lions’ Young Ambassador competition, and would like more details, contact Sidmouth Lions via their website www.sidmouthlions.org.uk, email email@example.com or phone Lion Ian on 01395 512923.
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