October 22, 2010
teenager praised for work with town's Youth Club
teenager from Highbridge has this week been presented with a top
police award for her work with Highbridge Youth Club.
Faye Leatherby, an A-Level student from Highbridge, has been
recognised for her work with the club at the third annual Children
and Young People's Awards, which are held by Avon and Somerset
Police to celebrate the achievements of young people.
Faye received her award from Deputy Chief Constable Rob Beckley
on Thursday (October 21st) during a ceremony held at police HQ
Faye, 17, started her work with the club in 2009 and has become
one of its key leaders, giving up every Friday evening to supervise,
participate and engage with the young people who attend.
"During her involvement, she has initiated numerous activities
that have continued to inspire and motivate those who attend,"
a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"She has entered the group into the local carnival next
year, preparing opportunities for the young people to present
ideas and work on the theme, choreographed a dance routine and
made costumes for them to wear."
"She has also taken sole responsibility for the project,
inspiring the club members and volunteers to unexpected levels
of excitement and focus."
"Faye has also taken on roles within the management committee
and has provided support to others in their new roles despite
the demands of her own work."
"She's instrumental in maintaining the running of the club
yet also takes on the unpopular tasks. She sets an example to
the others and is a popular and dedicated member of the team,"
added the spokesman.