Whitgift Sixth Former receives award for generous work with local charity Waggy Tails.
Whitgift Sixth Form student, Nathan Bambroffe, has been presented with a Jack Petchey ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award in honour of his volunteer work at local charity, Waggy Tails. The charity is a dog activity club, in South Croydon, which gives young people aged 13-18, with special needs and disabilities, the opportunity to train and interact with dogs.
The 17-year-old had been volunteering at Waggy Tails in Lower Sixth Form, as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award, but found it so rewarding that he continued in Upper Sixth Form as well.
Nathan was surprised, on 20 October, with an award ceremony attended by club members, staff, volunteers, parents, and of course the dogs and their owners. Associate Vicar, Ben Jones, from Emmanuel Anglican Church in South Croydon, awarded Nathan with the certificate.
The Jack Petchey Award Scheme was set up to enable schools and youth organisations to reward and recognise the contributions and achievements of their young people.
A Waggy Tail representative revealed that Nathan was put forward for the award due to his dedication, attendance and commitment to helping the young Waggy Tail members. They went on to say that he is also always willing to listen, learn and take on any advice given, to make a difference to the young people he supports.
Author: Beverly Gibson-Patteux