Lions thank students for volunteering in Kettering community

Northants Younger Parkinson's Support Group hosted a stall at Kettering General Hospital

Northants Younger Parkinson's Support Group hosted a stall at Kettering General Hospital

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More than 50 young people who have contributed thousands of hours of voluntary service to the Kettering community were thanked during a presentation evening organised by the town’s Lions group.

The 56 students, from Southfield School and all aged between 11 and 18, received badges, letters and certificates in celebration of their success.

Kettering and District Lion and Midland District vice-district governor elect, John Gray, said: “They certainly dispel the myth that all young people are trouble-makers and we are extremely proud of their achievements, particularly helping those less fortunate than themselves.”

Of the participants in the scheme, 28 achieved Silver Standard awards for completing 50 hours of service, and 28 achieved Gold Standard awards for reaching 100 hours.

Mr Gray added: “The internationally recognised ‘Young Leaders in Service Award Scheme’ rewards these community-minded young people, between the ages of 11 and 18.

“Other young people currently involved in the scheme include members of Kettering Police Cadets, St John’s Ambulance Cadets, local youth clubs and other individuals.”

To learn more about Lions Clubs activities in Kettering and the surrounding area, or to become involved as a volunteer or member, either visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kettering or phone 0845 833 5862.

Kettering Lions Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 8pm at the Athletic Club in Rockingham Road, Kettering.