Burnham-On-Sea volunteer wins Somerset Sports Award
Burnham-On-Sea volunteer has won an award for his work in promoting
sport in the area.
Smith, 22, was crowned a 'shine a light volunteering champion'
year after organising a series of community sports events
in the Burnham area.
Friday night, he was presented with further accolade at the 2014
Somerset Sports Awards, which are run by Somerset Activity &
Sports Partnership (SASP) to recognise the efforts of sports volunteers.
won the award for organising the best Community Games of the Year.
was inspired by his efforts in 2012 with Community Games, and
in 2013, he organised four different events in Burnham and was
also named Somersets Community Games Shining Light, one
of 70 Shining Lights across England.
awards are organised by the Community Games legacy programme,
funded by the Social Action Fund and delivered by the County Sports
Partnership Network (CSPN) and the YMCA.
campaign started one year on from the original London 2012 Olympic
torch relay, and as the campaign progressed round the route, a
new Shining Light from within each community was recognised for
attended the awards ceremony in London and was an excellent ambassador
on the day, showing that young people can really make a difference
in their community," said a spokeswoman.
who overcame cancer at the age of 10, has organised several Community
Games in Burnham-On-Sea and is currently helping to organise a
summer youth event in Burnham.