Hard work by young Gosport volunteers is rewarded

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VOLUNTEERS from a charity in Gosport have been thanked for the work they do by Hampshire County Council.

The Hampshire Making a Difference Award was awarded to 10 youngsters at Loud and Proud, a charity that sends young people out to help in the community.

Ten of the group’s members attended a ceremony in Winchester.

The volunteers included Lewis Pollard, Charlie King, Sade Seymour, James Carre, Mercedes Harris, Shantelle Cass, Connor Wornham, James Cameron, Sophie Newman and Holly Ure.

The awards aim to recognise young people aged between five and 18 from across Hampshire who have done something exceptional to help other people.

Council chairman, Councillor Andrew Joy said: ‘This work can so often go unnoticed and certainly unrecorded, so these awards are a real opportunity to recognise their contributions and say thank you for their acts of exceptional active citizenship.

‘Congratulations to all the young winners and I would like to thank them on behalf of Hampshire County Council for setting such a fine example.’