Volunteers recognised for 100 hours community service

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TWO VOLUNTEERS have been recognised for their community service by Worthing Lions.

Sherry Martin and Claudia van Nimwegan were both presented with the Lions Young Leader in Service gold award on Thursday.

The short ceremony took place in the Mayor’s parlour where the friends were presented with a certificate and badge and thanked for their efforts on behalf of the town.

They were both awarded the Gold Seal accolade, in recognition of 100 hours volunteering at the Maybridge Keystone Club in Goring.

Youth worker in charge Ryan Loversidge said: “It is invaluable to have as many volunteers as possible and the fact that both girls are so committed and are there week after week means that we can plan the sessions around that and offer more activities for the young people.”

Miss Martin, 20, of Shelley Road, Worthing, said: “I like working with the young people although it can be quite challenging, especially with the older ones. I have learned a lot about myself and about other people since I started and it has really increased my confidence.

“It feels great to have won this award.”

Claudia, 16, from Goring, added: “It is about giving something back. It is hands on and sometimes you have to deal with situations to find a solution. It was hard to do 100 hours but I really enjoy it.”