wigton schoolgirl nominated for ‘v-inspired award’
Rory has nominated local Wigton schoolgirl Sally Robinson for a national ‘V-inspired Award’, which recognises the fantastic achievements of young volunteers aged between 16 and 25 from across the UK. Rory nominated Sally, who is 17 years old, as an “exceptional and inspirational” young volunteer. Sally took part in the pilot National Citizen Service earlier this year, where she developed her confidence and leadership skills, but has also been extremely active in the local community providing maths tutoring for pupils in the lower years of Nelson Thomlinson School, taking part in a paired reading scheme twice a week, providing classroom support in music lessons each week, and regularly giving concerts as a member of the school band to raise money for local charities.
Rory said: “Sally is an inspiration to other young people, and has been extremely busy helping those less fortunate or able than her in addition to studying for her own A-levels. We know there are a huge number of young volunteers making a real difference to their communities and I want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. Not only that, but Sally’s achievements are another symbol of Wigton’s great community strengths, and I am very proud to be nominating her, and wish her all the very best of luck.”
The V-inspired Awards ceremony will be held in March next year, the biggest national event of its kind celebrating youth volunteering. In previous years the awards have been backed by all three major political party leaders, and HRH Prince William.