In March this year Members of Alton Lions Club met at Alton College to proudly present 43 College Students with the Lions ‘Young Leaders in Service’ Certificates that recognise young people for their service in their local communities over the last twelve months. These awards are designed to help young people on the road to becoming responsible adults and future community leaders and along the way help to make a difference in their own communities.
The gold award recognises over 100 hours of service and the silver more than 50 hours and for the Alton College Students their activities, organised together with Helen Freeston from the East Hampshire Volunteer Bureau, have ranged from assisting sports adventure projects for young and disadvantaged children to helping decorate a school.
Mr Ian Gibson, Chairman of the Alton College Governors welcomed the Students, Lions District Governor Roger Munday, Alton Town Mayor Sue Hodder and Members of Alton Lions Club and described the wide area of North Hampshire and West Surrey that the the College services and therefore the range of communities impacted by the YLIS project. Alton Lions President Sarah O’Donoghue explaIned the significance of the awards and conducted proceedings. The Certificates were presented in turn by Alton Lion Nicky Branch, District Councillor and Chairman of The Alton College Foundation For Excellence, Cllr Hodder and the Lions DG Munday. In closing Mr Munday congratulated the Students on their awards and expressed Lions pride and thanks for their achievements.
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