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Awards Magazine 2015


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Foreword by Baroness Massey

Many congratulations to all the 2015 Jubilee Awards for Service winners and Youth Award Winners. The Jubilee Awards for Service recognise those who deliver outstanding service in the public sector. The aim of the Awards is to celebrate the achievements and acknowledge those who go above and beyond their usual duties. All of the winners featured in this magazine truly deserve the accolade. Winners of the Jubilee Awards for Service this year all work in the public sector and include, social workers, sports ambassadors, teachers, medical advisors and individuals working in the emergency services. The Awards also recognise younger people who have taken part in social action and made a difference to others. What was most enjoyable about meeting the winners was their humility - all of them were very quick to share their recognition with others who have helped them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading their stories and I hope you do too.

The Baroness Massey of Darwen

Jubilee Awards for Service The Jubilee Awards for Service is an annual awards programme celebrating the outstanding service of those working in the public sector. The awards are given by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham. The awards recognise and reward people who go above and beyond their remit, dedicate their working life to helping others, or who have made a significant contribution to the lives of others through their work. Many public sector workers from across the UK were nominated by grateful colleagues, friends or members of the public. The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues was established with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The Centre began its second phase of work, Service Britain, in March 2015. The awards were presented by The Baroness Massey of Darwen, at a ceremony in the House of Lords on the 30th July 2015. This magazine showcases the winners and the work they have been awarded for.


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Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords T hu r s d ay 3 0 t h Ju l y, 2 0 1 5 Arrival and drinks on terrace Welcome The Baroness Massey of Darwen Introduction to the Jubilee Awards for Service Professor James Arthur, Director, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Jubilee Awards for Service Winners Announced Announced by Dr. Tom Harrison, Director of Development, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, presented by The Baroness Massey of Darwen

Introduction to the Jubilee Youth Awards with Step Up To Serve Rania Marandos, Deputy Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve Jubilee Youth Awards Winners Announced Announced by Rania Marandos, presented by Sir Nick Parker, Chairman, Step Up to Serve Jubilee Awards for Service Winners Announced Announced by Dr. Tom Harrison, presented by The Baroness Massey of Darwen Keynote Speech Sir Nick Parker, Chairman, #iwill - Step Up To Serve Closing Remarks The Baroness Massey of Darwen


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The Winners


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Dr. Ian Mew BikeSafe Medical Advisor Dr. Ian Mew works fulltime as a consultant within the Intensive Care Department of Dorset County Hospital, as part of this role he is also part of the medical team of the local air ambulance and flies sorties on a regular basis. Ian has gone the extra mile for the residents of Dorset, working as the Director of Major Trauma for Dorset County Hospital. Ian also rides alongside officers on his own “Doctor” bike. Since 2014, Ian has worked with BikeSafe (Dorset), working in partnership with police motorcycle safety initiatives to develop and then deliver a dynamic emergency aid package to bikers.  He brings his passion and expertise for enhancing life and delivering pre hospital care to all aspects of Dorset society. Why do you work in the public sector?

I made a decision at school that a vocation based career fitted better with my attitudes and beliefs. Whilst there's a lot more money to be made in the private sector; I'm happier in the public sector. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’?

It just happens to be honest. There's always a good cause, often many, which seem to demand more and more of your time. Hopefully people benefit from it. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service?

Honoured and humbled; but there are a huge number of people working in the public sector who don't get recognised for their hard work. It was really nice to treat my wife to a few days in London; it's her who works the hardest when I'm off doing exciting things; so in a way, the award was for her too!

Deborah Christie Deputy Headteacher, Meadowhead School Deborah Christie, Deputy Headteacher at Meadowhead School, is responsible for Pupil Welfare, Behaviour and Safeguarding. Deborah leads a very large team of teachers and support staff to ensure that pupils are safe and happy, willing and able to progress in and out of school and to become good citizens of the future. In Deborah’s nomination for a Jubilee Award for Service, she is described as leading with drive, energy and infectious enthusiasm, convincing pupils and staff that they can achieve, whatever their circumstances. She is described as a true inspiration to those around her, helping change the lives of thousands of pupils over the past 31 years. Why do you work in the public sector?

I work in the public sector because I enjoy teaching - I was taught in state schools myself and believe in the best provision for all. My mum was a teacher and that must have ignited something - that I could do that too (it isn't for the pay!). What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’?

Going above and beyond - enhances all the other things that I do. School plays and visits allow students to see you in a different light but also for you to see them differently. Not all pupils shine academically but when they find their 'shining moment' it is a pleasure to have helped in some way and fills me with pride. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service?

Surprised, appreciated and a little scared and even perhaps for the first time, proud of myself.


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Debra Purdy SEN Teaching Assistant, Kingston Park Primary School Debra Purdy is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant at Kingston Park Primary School. Debra is also a school governor at Holywell First School. She works closely with primary children with special needs.

Why do you work in the public sector? I love to help people, especially children, it is so rewarding. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? I like to help the children and parents in the same way that I would want my child to be helped. When you have a child with special needs you have to fight for everything and it affects not only the child but the whole family. So if I can help in any way to make life that little bit easier or fun I want to do it. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? I was extremely surprised and very honoured. I don't think what I do is anything special; I do it because I want to help.

Karen Winter Isle of Man Hospital Social Work Team Manager Karen Winter is the Manager of a busy Social Work team in the Isle of Man. She has been a public servant for over thirty years. In her nomination for a Jubilee Award for Service, Karen’s enthusiasm and commitment to her work are praised.’ She is described as ‘the hardest working and most professionally dedicated person’.

Why do you work in the public sector? I started many years ago working in the public sector and never left, I felt at home. I do have the opportunity of working with the private sector, so maybe I have the best of both worlds. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? I just do the best job I can and treat people as I would like to be treated. I try to lead by example. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? At first I thought it was a joke, apologies. I feel social workers get a bad press and don’t win many awards. My mum was overjoyed when she was invited to watch me collect my Jubilee Award for Service in such a wonderful setting, thank you so much.


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Keith Gardener Caretaker Keith Gardener is a caretaker whose nomination described him as a person who always strives to make the lives of others easier. He is described as someone who always has time for every child, parent, visitor or member of staff; nothing is too much trouble and he finds a solution to every problem. The children recently described him as their very own super hero.

Why do you work in the public sector? I was inspired by my Dad, who was the caretaker at a college. Seeing the many different aspects to the job and witnessing the difference you made to people’s everyday lives, particularly in a school, it made me want to follow in his footsteps. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? This is difficult, it’s just something inside I can’t put my finger on. I have always been a ‘have a go’ sort of person. If I can see a way of making something better I will do it. It makes my job more enjoyable if I can make a difference. The children motivate me as well, I am always trying to make their life better, even if it’s just doing something little. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? Shocked, surprised, I didn’t feel worthy of something like this. I just get on with my job. It is taking a long time to sink in, but it was nice to get an acknowledgement.

Lance Francis Ground Force Officer Lance Francis provides a range of services as a Ground Force Officer, including upkeep of graves and plots and planting of seasonal bulbs and plants. He has a vast knowledge of the work required within Trafford Council’s cemeteries and each task is conducted with both care and dignity. As part of his nomination for a Jubilee Award for Service, Lance is described as taking great care in preparing burial plots; ensuring mourners don’t see unnecessary bare soil at the graveside. In his own words: ‘This is the last thing that anyone will have done for them. You’re providing a service for families and you do the best that you possibly can.’ Why do you work in the public sector? I wanted to try something new working directly with the public. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? I always thrive to be the best I can and believe things can always be improved. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? Very surprised and flattered to have been nominated, I was delighted. I am greatly thankful to management, the public sector and the Jubilee Centre.


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Malcolm Tull Retained Firefighter Malcolm Tull has been a Retained Firefighter with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service for over 40 years. The role of a Retained Firefighter is to respond to the station in an emergency and provide a valuable life-saving service to the local communities. Malcolm is described as being instrumental in developing and delivering a number of community safety initiatives, ranging from responding to medical emergencies through to youth engagement programmes. To date, Malcolm and his colleagues have responded to 761 Category A medical emergencies in their local community.

Paul Lear Medical Director Paul Lear is a Medical Director in a district general hospital. Paul is responsible for providing professional leadership to medical staff at all levels, ensuring they are fit and safe to practice. He also acts as the Trust’s responsible officer for the revalidation of doctors. During his 25 years as a consultant surgeon, he has been involved in a number of international initiatives on a charity basis. He has developed leading organ transplant services across England and at one stage was one of very few Paediatric transplant surgeons. Why do you work in the public sector? It has been, and continues to be, an opportunity to help so many people from all walks of life. I am humbled by how grateful people are for what I have been able to offer. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? I am passionate about delivering quality and feel energised when people come along with new ideas. I describe myself as ‘a dog with a bone.’ How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? I was very moved, thrilled and humbled. To remember that I have been part of a very large team for many years and without them it would never have happened.

Sarah Gates Mental Health Liaison Officer Sarah is responsible for overseeing and liaising with mental health services across Sussex. She works with NHS partners and police officers at every level to change cultures and influence commissioning of mental health services. Sarah has managed through her determination to create a dramatic change in the way that people suffering mental health are managed within Sussex. Sarah is also a highly active volunteer working for the last 14 years for the homeless charity Crisis.


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PC Andrew Marsden Youth Strategy Officer PC Andy Marsden is Youth Strategy Officer for Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Andy was tasked with creating GMP’s Youth Strategy and supporting its delivery across all departments and divisions. He has created training packages, development inputs and partnership links. Andy has continued to support young people through his work helping set up GMP’s Cadet Scheme and piloting an Emergency Services course for Year 7 students. He has vowed to continue his work with young people as a volunteer since leaving the force.

Why do you work in the public sector? I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives and so followed my dream of becoming a police officer. I retired from GMP in August 2015 after 30 years' public service. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? As a community beat officer I had tremendous influence on outcomes of young people in local schools in crime prevention, deterring and reparation of harm done to and by young people. The end result of young people diverting from the youth justice system was my main driver. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? Immensely proud that my peers and supervisors had taken the trouble to recognise that my development of Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC), coupled with my previous work actually had an influence on the lives of young people. It spurred me on in my retirement to volunteer for GMP's VPC and also to work part-time for what has now become the NVP Cadets charity, further supporting vulnerable young people into social action.

Sara Perez Education Development Manager Sara has worked with London Fire Brigade since 2001. During that time, Sara has managed the Education Team who visit pupils across London to deliver fire safety workshops. Sara has managed the team which has provided this vital information to over one million children over the last 14 years. In addition to the Education Team, Sara has overseen the introduction of Fire Cadets across a number of London Boroughs since 2013, which has been a huge success with over 100 young people completing a course and achieving a BTEC Level 2 qualification in fire and community service. Why do you work in the public sector? It means that I actually have the opportunity to make a difference and contribute something special back to society. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? Purely from knowing that through the work I lead on, my teams are educating and informing future generations to be safer from fire. Also; supporting children and young people to be the best they can be. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? I felt very proud - it was a really nice way of recognising all the work carried out by me supported by both my teams of amazing staff who are equally committed to making London a safer city.


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Sonja Sinclair - Elechi Payroll Manager Sonja has been employed by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service for 20 years, currently working in the payroll department, but also acting on a voluntary basis as the coordinator of the Service’s Critical Incident Stress Team (CIST). As a member of CIST, Sonja responds to calls for providing confidential stress debriefing sessions following traumatic events, often late into the evening, on weekends and usually at short notice.

Why do you work in the public sector? I’m not too sure why I or how, or should I say I came to the Fire Service on a 1 week temporary basis to fill in a stop gap. To my amazement here I still am 20 years later. What motivates you to go ‘above and beyond’? I love what I do and I love working for the Fire & Rescue Service. I’m fortunate to have two of the best jobs (well I think so) within the Service. One pays staff (tick) the other assists them in times of trauma/stress (double tick). I am not able, or should I say fit enough or brave enough to become a fire fighter and give something back to my community, but by co-ordinating the Team that debriefs employees when they have to detail with stressful situations is my way of doing my little bit. I work with a wonderful set of people and an amazing team, I’m so fortunate. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Award for Service? I was extremely humbled to know that the Chief Fire Officer had nominated me for the Jubilee Award and even more humbled when I received the telephone call from Victoria to say that my nomination had been successful. When I sat in the room looking around at all the other successful candidates and then read the booklet with the other nominated persons and their achievements I was in awe. Then to find out I would be going to The House of Lords to collect my award, have afternoon tea and drinks on the terrace overlooking the Thames was just the icing on the cake.

Do you know someone who works in the public sector who deserves to be recognised and rewarded for the work they do and the dedication they show? Nominate them for a Jubilee Award for Service. The annual Jubilee Awards for Service programme aims to recognise those working in the public sector who have dedicated their lives to service, who regularly go over and above their usual duties and who have made a significant impact on the lives of others. Tell us why they deserve to win a Jubilee Award for Service, how they have gone above and beyond their usual duties, and about the impact they have made on another person or a community. For more information, please contact Vicci Hogan at v.j.hogan@bham.ac.uk or on 0121 414 4846 www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/1592/projects


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This year, inspired by and in partnership with the Step Up To Serve #iwill campaign, the Jubilee Youth Awards recognise young people who participate in social action; be that through volunteering or fundraising, caring for people or providing mentoring support in school, running campaigns or being part of a social enterprise. Step Up To Serve is a national campaign aiming to inspire a generation of young people by increasing the quality, quantity and frequency of social action for all young people aged between 10 and 20.


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Asante Migan Asante is originally from Cape Town in South Africa and has been involved in social action activities since primary school. In South Africa, he raised money by running in a campaign called ‘Run for Justice’. In December 2014, as part of the Winterfest for Crisis, he spearheaded the fund raising campaign. He spoke about being homeless and did a sponsored silence for two days, raising £5,000. Why are you involved in social action? It gives me satisfaction to see people happy. What motivated you to get involved in social action? My family and I were made homeless. It was a difficult situation to be in and because of this I wanted to help others who face these difficulties. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will encourage others to get involved as well as continuing myself. I think the more people that are involved will create a chain reaction of kindness. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? My family and I were extremely excited and proud. It was unexpected and I felt pleased that my involvement was acknowledged.

Daniel Payne Daniel volunteers to support younger age groups in the Scouts as well as mentoring and supporting young people going through cancer diagnosis and treatment. He speaks to organisations about children and cancer as an Ambassador for CLIC Sargent and has bungee jumped and skydived to raise several thousands of pounds for children’s cancer charities. He took on national responsibilities piloting community impact projects that will have a life-changing and sustainable impact in the local community. Why are you involved in social action? It's something that I really enjoy so I love partaking in it. I believe there's some sort of action within our society nowadays that everyone can do and also enjoy. What motivated you to get involved in social action? I was motivated to get involved with social action after being diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2012 and after finishing chemotherapy. I realised that it was a horrible experience and I wanted to help anyone that I possibly could going through treatment. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will continue to encourage and try to get others involved in social action because as I said earlier, I think that if everyone got involved then our society would be a much better place and people would feel a lot better about themselves. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? I was completely shocked and confused as I didn’t understand why I had won the award and who would have nominated me. When I found out why, I was really happy with the award but mostly happy that I have made a noticeable enough change within society to win an award.


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Hannah Price Hannah launched her NHS campaign SPEAK in 2014 with the support of the local hospital in Stevenage, The Lister. Hannah started with designing a simple poster encouraging children to speak up when they visit a doctor or hospital. Her idea was so popular with the hospital that the Head of Engagement at The Lister, David Brewer, supported Hannah in turning her campaign into a short film. Hannah presented to over 400 delegates at the NHS AGM in July 2014, attending a Digital Badge conference in Leeds in early 2015 and presented at a nursing conference at the local hospital. This is an ongoing campaign. Why are you involved in social action? As a young person I believe that it is extremely important to be heard and to encourage others to do the same. Social action is not just something you do to be a good person, social action is something you do because you are passionate and you know the way to make changes. What motivated you to get involved in social action? Through a workshop run by David Brewer and Ruth Bradford at my school. They were asking us questions on what we would do – as young people - if faced with particular situations, I was one of the only people who said that I would SPEAK up to be treated correctly. It led on from there and gradually I became more involved. Once we had set up SPEAK I came across some of these situations myself in real life and only became more passionate about striving for the positive changes and impacts we hope to make with SPEAK. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will definitely be continuing with social action, and of course I will always encourage others to get involved. As far as SPEAK is concerned every single person has a role to play, if you are a patient – ask questions, if you are a clinician – take your time. Everyone just needs to SPEAK! How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? When I found out I had won a Jubilee Youth Award I was over the moon. My aim was never to win awards, my aim was to make changes but the fact that I have been able to do that and win makes me feel proud of myself and everyone who has worked to get SPEAK to where it is today. Thank you so much!

Leah Burns Leah is a young Rainbows leader and part of a Senior Section in Girlguiding, teaching young people about important topics (such as disability awareness). Leah went to the extent of cutting off all her hair to raise £200 for Cancer Research UK, and donated her hair to a company providing wigs for children with cancer.

Why are you involved in social action? It is fun for me and also benefits others, so I think that there is really no loss in taking part! What motivated you to get involved in social action? I would say that I motivated myself into joining organised groups; leaders and social media motivated me to do even more. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will continue, hopefully until I'm too old to help out with Rainbows and Guides, because it is just so rewarding to help others and see them have fun. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? Embarrassingly, when I received the email I started to cry tears of joy in the middle of class! Oops!


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Jake Sanderson Jake is a Sports Ambassador and has taken responsibility for leading the training sessions with all new ambassadors as well as creating his own cricket academy for primary school children. He works tirelessly in the local community and is a role model to many. Why are you involved in social action? I feel that it is vital for an individual to be involved in work which has a positive impact on the community or on other people’s lives. Personally, I think that volunteering work allows people to help others. I feel that when I help others I feel proud. I am passionate about sport and I attempt to pass my passion on to the younger people, with the hope that people are inspired. What motivated you to get involved in social action? I believe the real reason for me doing my sports ambassador work was the fact I was inspired by the work of staff at my school. I also think the drive for sport and the determination I have for people to succeed led to me becoming a sports ambassador. The idea of teaching young people new skills was an appealing prospect and has sparked my ambition to become a secondary school teacher. Will you continue and others to get involved, and if so why? I do think I will continue my work, I thoroughly enjoy my sport ambassador work and I get a real buzz from doing it. It is very rewarding to see people developing; therefore I think I must carry on. When I complete my GCSE this year I plan to come back and do a month’s work experience in my school. In this time I hope that I can do more work involving the sports ambassador scheme. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? I was pleased because I had been recognised for the work I have done. However, I did some research on the award and realised it was a big national award and I thought I had no chance of winning. Despite this, my teacher told me that I had won the award. I was shocked yet ecstatic that I had won. I am honoured and extremely grateful that people decided that the work I was doing was worthy of credit and I would like to thank all involved.

Nayha Patel Nayha has been an active campaigner for over six years, raising over £100,000 for different causes as Chair of the social enterprise Council 21. She has the Diana Award and is a Free the Children Ambassador. Nayha is described as a kind, compassionate and highly effective social entrepreneur in school and United Learning. Nayha’s younger sister collected her award on her behalf. Why are you involved in social action? I am involved in social action because I believe that taking steps to change the things that are wrong in our society is important and we are obliged to help others wherever they may be in the world. What motivated you to get involved in social action? I was inspired to support charities and get involved in volunteering because of the fantastic work of doctors and nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Without my school’s support, Surbiton High School and the generosity of the pupils, staff and parents I would not have been able to make a difference. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will definitely continue with social action both in my school and local community to ensure more funds and awareness are raised for a variety of charities. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? I found out that I had won a Jubilee Award while I was on a four week school expedition in Peru. I was shocked and overjoyed. I also felt extremely honoured to have been awarded such a prestigious award.


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Rhiana Dennis-Small Rhiana has been a ReachOut (Junior) mentor for Year 6 transition students on the summer project at her school (Bishop Challoner School in the borough of Tower Hamlets). Her duties consisted of mentoring and supporting Year 6 students and assisting teachers delivering transition classes. She demonstrated great leadership, organising the children she was responsible for and supporting the other young people she was working with. Rhiana has helped to organise and attended many ReachOut fundraising events, engaging members of the public and speaking on behalf of the project. She also organised and directed a talent show to raise money for charity. Why are you involved in social action? I believe that it's important to give back and help others. I am a strong believer in social responsibility and I think that anyone in need deserves the right to be helped or cared for. What motivated you to get involved in social action? Helping people and looking after young children are some of the only things that make me happy. I think doing something you enjoy is motivating. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I will definitely continue and encourage others to get involved with social action because it's making a difference in people's lives and I think improving someone's quality of life is an amazing thing to do. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? I was completely shocked and honestly, I thought it was a joke. My goal was never to receive an award for what I do; I just do it because I want to.

Ruraidh Stewart Ruraidh started his volunteering journey with the Junior Climate Challenge Fund (JCCF). As a grant panel member he has helped allocate almost £1 million of Scottish Government funding to like-minded young people to mitigate climate change. He is passionate about the environment and promoting sustainability and low carbon lifestyles. Why are you involved in social action? I became involved in social action because I believe that each one of us has the ability to make a difference to our local and wider community. What motivated you to get involved in social action? I have been interested in the issues surrounding climate change, for as long as I can remember. I am passionate about local food production, reducing food miles and at least having a choice about whether we eat genetically modified organisms. I spotted an advert for JCCF panel members and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to actively help like-minded young people shape our low carbon future. Will you continue and encourage others to get involved, if so why? I’ll definitely continue in social action, from my point of view, the time I've spent has been very rewarding. I've made loads of new friends, who care about the same issues I do and I've gained transferable skills including formal qualifications. How did you feel when you found out you had won a Jubilee Youth Award? I was delighted when I found out that I had won this prestigious award and thrilled that the ceremony was to take place in the House of Lords. It was a real honour and privilege to receive the award, especially after meeting my fellow recipients and hearing about the amazing things they do.


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Do you know a young person aged 10-20 who deserves to be recognised and rewarded for outstanding social action - taking practical action in the service of others to create positive change ? Nominate them Youth Award.

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Jubilee Youth Awards recognise young people who participate in meaningful social action. The Jubilee Youth Awards showcase outstanding examples of social action undertaken bye and the contribution they make to our society. For more information, please contact Vicci Hogan at v.j.hogan@bham.ac.uk or on 0121 414 4846 www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/1594/projects


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Jubilee Awards Judging Panel Gary Lewis | Head Teacher, Kings Langley School Ian Hopkins | Deputy Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police Brian Strutton | National Secretary of GMB Trade Union Gisela Stuart | Member of Parliament for Edgbaston, Birmingham We would like to thank the judges for their time and expertise when considering the Jubilee Awards for Service nominations.

“As the Head teacher of a large comprehensive school and as Chair of the Association for Character Education it has been my privilege to be part of the judging panel for the Jubilee Awards for Service for the past three years. It is my belief that young people need to develop strong moral character in order to tackle with resilience the inevitable challenges which will arise in both their working and personal lives. Many young people mistake genuine fulfilment and happiness with pleasure. The former always involves some form of personal sacrifice in the service of others whereas the latter involves only selfish personal consumption. The Jubilee Awards provide outstanding examples of individuals from all walks of life who place the needs of others before their own and their actions undoubtedly motivate young and old to appreciate the common good that arises from generosity and kindness of spirit.” Gary Lewis, Headteacher, Kings Langley School

“By the very nature, those who are committed to public service, tend not to draw attention to what they do. This makes recognising and honouring, their work on our, the public’s, behalf doubly important. I commend the winners and applaud Birmingham University’s Jubilee Centre for taking the initiative.” Gisela Stewart, MP for Edgbaston, Birmingham


Thank you The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues would like to thank the following people for their part in the Jubilee Awards for Service. All nominees All those who nominated someone The Baroness Massey of Darwen Sir Nick Parker Dr Rania Marandos Gary Lewis DCC Ian Hopkins Brian Strutton Gisela Stuart MP

‘‘We make a living by what we do, we make a life by what we give.’ Winston Churchill


‘In life, you cannot always choose what you do, but you can always choose who you are’ ANONYMOUS For more information please contact: Vicci Hogan, Development Officer, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues v.j.hogan@bham.ac.uk 0121 414 4846 www.jubileecentre.ac.uk

This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation

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