Local Youth Respond to the Lions Challenge to Serve

At an award ceremony in Alton College eleven students were presented with Lions International Young Leaders in Service Awards, which have resulted from Alton Lions challenge to young people to ‘realise the rewards of service in their local community’.

Nine Gold awards and two Silver International Awards were presented. These awards recognise 50 or 100 hours service in the community during a 12-month period. The activities included teaching sports and dance, helping charities and assisting disabled people to participate in camping holidays.

Other groups in the community who may wish to see the voluntary activities of their young people recognised should contact Alton Lions Project Leader Derek Shaw at dandcashaw@tiscali.co.uk

The awards were presented by and Alton Town Mayor Sue Hodder, Alton Lion President Sarah O’Donoghue and Alton College Co-ordinator Natalie Milner. The recipients were congratulated on their achievement and praised for the difference they had made to each project.

Jane Machel, Alton College Principal, thanked Alton Lions for managing the project in the College and all the other support the Lions have given over the years.

Photo shows Alton Town Mayor Sue Hodder with Award Recipients Belinda Maude, Christy Farthing, Emily Revell, Natasha Oakes-Monger, Tara Gregory, Freddie Morrison, Kit Boyett, Abigail Oliver