It was smiles all round when Ross Lions presented cheques to two excellent candidates for their Young Ambassador Competition. The competition is held each year and is designed to recognise young people who are active volunteers in the community. These young people are often the unsung heroes amongst their peers and one of the purposes of the competition is to show them that their contribution to service to others is both valuable and valued. The competition involves them being able to give a short presentation to a team of judges, to answer questions about their community activities and to plan how they would spend the winner’s bursary of £500.
This year 2 excellent candidates were found in John Kyrle High School, Luke Williams and Ben Ray. Both went forward to the Lions District competition which was held in Newport. Unfortunately there was still opposition and the final winner came from Glantawe Lions Club.
However, Ross Lions Club felt that both boys were doing such excellent work in their different ways that they wanted to show them their support. Accompanied by Headteacher Nigel Griffiths and Lions Youth Officer Keith Wilding, President Sam Phillips presented Luke and Ben with cheques for £250 each. Luke’s money will go towards the work of Ross Carnival Committee with whom he is actively involved and who provide excellent family events each year. Ben’s money will go towards the work of Hope Support Services in supporting young people facing illness in their close family.
The search will now go on for candidates for next year’s Young Ambassador – if you know someone who deserves recognition feel free to get in touch here or talk to us at one of the many events we are supporting in the coming months.