Nominated this year for the Young Active Citizens are:
Fundraising for Rays a Smile Appeal for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Molly-Mae started in our appeal video as she has cystic fibrosis and understands why it is so important to help make radiology more child-friendly and make it less scary for children. Molly-Mae is following our appeal and is coming up with lots of fundraising ideas she is able to drive forward and raise the maximum she can. She continues to support our fundraising events and is taking part in Bradford’s 5k run in November 2019. She has hosted numerous raffles, attended fundraising events and has a talent for asking for support.
TRACKS Eco School’s Challenge Group
Tiarna persuaded TRACKS Education to sign up for the Eco School’s Challenge. She had written to the Prime Minister expressing her concerns about plastics in our oceans and received a letter back. It suggested that we take on the Eco School’s challenge and Tiarna set this up and organised a small group of students to join a committee. This is particularly impressive as TRACKS work with students who struggle in mainstream education and often have social and emotional barriers to their learning and social lives. The group all worked outside their comfort zones by working together in TRACKS and the local community regardless of their anxieties. The group arranged and carried out an event to clear rubbish from the canal and towpath in Shipley. They made posters to encourage other students to joint them and made sure we had the correct safety equipment and things we needed. Some of the group were able to interact with members of the public during the activity and accept praise for what they were doing.
Alicia has volunteered with Dan’s Den at Christchurch a not-for-profit community soft play centre. She did initially as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award continuing to clock up over 160 hours voluntary service with Dan’s Den after finishing her Duke of Edinburgh award. She has also volunteered with Climate Action Ilkley to raise awareness of the impact local climate actions can make globally. She is a fantastic volunteer loved and appreciated by all those around her. She has a respect for the mature volunteers she works with that allows them and her to learn from each other’s experiences and expertise.