Age 18, Rhondda Cynon Taf
For most people completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, it is an end in itself, but for me it was only the beginning. Once I’d completed my Gold Award I decided that I wanted to help others who were trying to complete the same challenge. Through Girlguiding I was able to train as a Young Leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and I could start helping others!
I’ve always thought of myself as a ‘doer’ and Girlguiding and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helped me achieve my goals. I volunteer four hours a week during school time, but in the summer holidays I get to go away for weekends and for longer trips. I love volunteering and I love inspiring others to do the same. Thanks to Girlguiding and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award I can do just that!