Many young people do a lot to benefit their community or help others, but their efforts often go unrewarded. Every year Retford Lions Club makes a valuable award to one such person aged between 15 and 18 years old. They are now looking for candidates. The person chosen will be offered a place next summer at a youth centre of their choice run by Lions abroad where they will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities in the company of young people from other countries. In recent years, people chosen have attended centres in Finland, France, Denmark and Switzerland and most have also enjoyed living with a family there for a week or two to learn more about local culture.
One commented: “It was a wonderful experience. I stayed with two very different but really kind host families. They showed me many things about their country and introduced me to lots of their food and drink. The youth centre was amazing. Everyone was really welcoming and friendly and we all got on well. We went on a lot of excursions and I enjoyed every single one of them.”
If you know someone who may be eligible, or if you would like to apply yourself, please contact Bruce Barnett on 01777 704154 for further details and an application form.