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14-year-old Oaks Park pupil wins December Young Citizen Award for his work with the disabled

16:52 08 January 2013

Gregory Wade (centre), is the December 2012 winner of the Young Citizen Award

Gregory Wade (centre), is the December 2012 winner of the Young Citizen Award

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The December winner of the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award is 14-year-old Gregory Wade.

The Oaks Park High School pupil was chosen for his hard work helping young disabled people to take part in adventure activities.

Gregory, of Denham Drive, Gants Hill, spends at least one weekend a month at the Lambourne End Outdoor Centre in Essex.

He takes on zip wires, rock climbing and archery challenges with young people who will often have complex physical, behavioural and communication needs.

Gregory volunteers with Access All Care and Training Solutions and was nominated for the award, sponsored by the Exchange Ilford shopping centre, by three of its directors. One director, Amy Jenkins, said: “The children and young people thrive on having a peer with them and they always want to play with Gregory, which he

does without any effort.”

He wins a £40 voucher to spend at the Exchange Ilford retailer of his choice and is now in the running for the overall 2012 Young Citizen Award.

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