A student at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) has been recognised by the local Lions Club for volunteering to help people less fortunate than himself in the local community.
A Young Leader in Service Gold Award was presented to Louis Cox by Bradley Stoke Lions President Robin Young and Lion Dr Harmandar Gupta during a Year 11 assembly at the school on Friday 17th October.
Louis Cox was awarded a Gold Certificate by Lions Club International for giving freely to work volunteering to help others. All over the world young people are not being recognized for the time and effort they put in assisting, caring and supporting individuals and others in their family and their community. Lions International initiated a project worldwide “Young Leaders in Service” to commend those who achieve fifty hours, Silver, or one hundred hours, Gold, in 12 months.
Louis has a disabled younger brother who suffers from non-terminating epileptic convulsions which if not observed and reacted to immediately could well prove final. All through Louis’ life, he has been involved in watching out for, assisting and caring for Toby but in the last three years since he was 12 he has been trained in first aid, resuscitation, delivering rescue medication and obtaining ambulance support enabling him to be responsible for Toby for short periods, giving his parents an opportunity for respite.
Despite all the time he devotes to Toby, Louis has also given freely of his time to the Bradley Stoke Lions Club to help them raise funds; to his school, on a bike ride in memory of one of its students; and raising funds for Diabetes Research.
The local Lions club says it is keen to work with BSCS to acknowledge other students’ voluntary work.
Robin Young commented:
“Louis is only one of the young people in our area… Bradley Stoke Lions are active in our local community to try to make life a little easier or better for those less fortunate and we have fun doing it.”
“Do you know of a young person giving their time to help others or would you like to know a little more about how you can help Lions, make new friends and enjoy some of our social activities? Speak to us on 0845 8336745 (local call).”
Photo (l-r): Lions President Robin Young, Louis Cox and Dr Harmandar Gupta.
Related link: Bristol Brunel Lions Club
This article originally appeared in the November 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,450 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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