Thornbury Lions young ambassador finalist

March 26 2018
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CASTLE School sixth former Laura Woodman was runner-up in the national final of a prestigious award scheme run by Lions clubs.

CASTLE School sixth former Laura Woodman was runner-up in the national final of a prestigious award scheme run by Lions clubs.

Laura reached the final after winning a district stage of the Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award, which recognises voluntary work in candidates’ local community organisations. 

The teenager was nominated by Thornbury Lions and she had to give a presentation about her volunteering work to judges at both the district award stage and the final phase of the competition, which was held in Dudley, West Midlands.

She received her award from the mayor of Dudley, Dave Tyler, and Lion Balvinder Singh Sokhi, chairman of the Council of Governors for Lions Multiple District 105. 

By reaching the final, Laura also received a bursary of £500 to help her chosen organisations - Incredible Kids and Little Acorns Nursery.

Laura volunteers at both, helping children develop social skills at Incredible Kids, which is a day care centre for children with a wide range of disabilities, and at the nursery, where she helps with child development.

She is also a member of Thornbury Sea Cadets and is currently working towards her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, having already achieved her bronze award.