Seevic student rewarded for volunteering work

Friday, 19 June 2015

Jennifer -hortonSaturday 13 June saw Jennifer Horton, a student at Seevic College on a Supported Internship, win the prestigious Ann Joad Memorial Award in honour of her significant volunteering work.

Nominated by both the College and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) for her efforts, Jennifer fought off 10 other competitors in the category to take home the award designed specifically for young volunteers under the age of 25. 

Speaking of her success, Jennifer said: “I was really surprised to find out that I had won the award.  I’m so happy!”

Miss Horton’s first taste of volunteering came at the age of 13 when she joined St John Ambulance.  Six years later and Jennifer still delivers care to people in need at public events such as football and rugby at the weekends. 

From serving the elderly lunches to helping out in a charity shop, Jennifer was also recognised for her work with Carers Choices and RVS.

Julie Clark, Supported Internship Job Coordinator at the College, said: “When Jen won the award, her dad emailed us straight away to let us know the news.  I was so pleased to hear that she had been successful; we’re all very proud of her.”

Seevic College’s Supported Internship programme helps those between the ages of 16 and 24 with a statement of special needs take their first step into employment; learning new skills in a friendly atmosphere in a way that’s tailored to meet their particular requirements.

The College, based at Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 7 July 2015, 5.30 – 8pm. To find out more and to pre-book a place visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk.

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