Today Vernon was glad to see Rowell Hartley, a 12 year old Gedling resident, receive a Connecting Communities Award in the House of Lords. Vernon is pictured below alongside (l-r) Olympic Gold medal winner Darren Campbell, Rowell Hartley and Chief Executive of the People's Health Trust, John Hume.
Rowell was honoured for his remarkable efforts in supporting the local area through the Connecting Communities programme. He has been one of the most dedicated individuals to the project and has constantly demonstrated willingness to participate in any role.
Connecting Communities aims to inspire, engage and empower young people to get more involved in their communities and give them the skills and confidence to take control of the projects.
If you would like to find out more about the work Rowell has been doing in the community, take a look at this article.