We reveal first winner of our Young Citizen Awards
PUBLISHED: 12:36 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:36 07 April 2016
The first monthly Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award winner has been chosen as 15-year-old Sophie Marlow.
When both Sophie’s parents lost their jobs, the family had to claim benefits and struggled to put food on the table.
After receiving a helping hand from Jubilee Church, Granville Road, Ilford, the Valentines School pupil was inspired to volunteer there to help others facing tough times.
Panel chairwoman Eve Conway said: “Sophie is now helping others in a similar situation and turning a negative into a positive.
“This is a very topical issue with families and individuals having to use food banks because their situation suddenly changes - often through no fault of their own but circumstances leave them in a difficult situation.”
Read Sophie’s inspirational story here.
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