Cyflwynwyd: Dydd Gwener 27th Ebrill 2012
Lewis Jevons, Rhondda Cynon Taf Youth Mayor and Silver Award Participant; Keiran Newberry, Gold Award Participant; Iris Williams, Barnardo's Children's Charity; Kerry Rees, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Officer; Cllr Sylvia Jones, Mayor of Rhondda
Hard work and sheer determination saw the intrepid youngsters of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme trek the valley mountaintops and raise £1,000 for charity.
Last week Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cllr Sylvia Jones joined representatives of the 120 or more kind-hearted youngsters who scaled the peaks on a 12mile hike last month.
She joined Youth Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf Lewis Jevons and the Council’s Services for Young People’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Officer Kerry Rees, to make the presentation of a £1,000 cheque to Barnardo’s Children’s Charity representative Iris Williams who visited the Mayor’s Parlour in Pontypridd.
Cllr Sylvia Jones said, “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme is based on volunteering and helping others. Therefore it is marvellous to see so many young people, with their youth workers and teachers, contributing to such a worthwhile charity in this way.
“They are an inspiration to others by giving up their time and making such an effort to raise money”.
Students from Y Pant Comprehensive, St John the Baptist High, Ysgol Gyfun y Cymer, Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive and Cardinal Newman High Schools joined Miskin Youth Club, Maerdy Youth Club, Hawthorn E3+ and the Gold Open Award Duke of Edinburgh’s Participants and undertook the gruelling trek to raise the funds.
Led by the Council’s Services for Young People Duke of Edinburgh’s group leaders and members of the Detached Youth Work Team, the troop was also joined by Rhondda Cynon Taf Youth Mayor Lewis Jevons who chose Barnardo’s as the charity to benefit from the fundraising activity this year.
For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in RCT, contact Kerry Rees, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Officer, on 07786523915 or 01443 744107 – or visit www.DofE.org