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Evesham teenager honoured for volunteering efforts

Rob George 6th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A TEENAGE volunteer at a popular Evesham furniture charity has been honoured for his efforts with a Wychavon District Council award.

Staff at Roundabout on Blackminster Business Park are celebrating after their youngest volunteer Mitchell Anderson was given the Wychavon Young Volunteer prize at the Wychavon Community Recognition awards.

Mitchell and other nominees in the various categories attended Peopleton Village Hall where they were presented with their awards by the leader of Wychavon District Council, Coun Val Wood.

The 16-year-old who lives in South Littleton joined Roundabout in February 2015 and has assisted in all areas of the organisation in particular on the delivery vehicles collecting donated furniture items and delivering furniture to those in need.

In November 2015, Mitchell became Roundabout’s first trainee, a collaboration with South Worcestershire College where Mitchell studies in conjunction with the college and the work experience element of the traineeship with Roundabout.

“I am extremely honoured to receive my award,” he said.

“I am grateful to Roundabout for giving me the opportunity to work with them over the past year. I would not be where I am today without their guidance.

Roundabout Manager Peter Andrews nominated Mitchell and said: “Mitchell thoroughly deserves his recognition for the commitment he has shown to Roundabout.

“Mitchell is an excellent example of what the youth of today can achieve.

“The awards evening was an emotional occasion for Mitchell’s parents who are very proud of Mitchell’s achievements.

“Roundabout has over 50 regular volunteers and without them Roundabout would not exist,” he added.

Roundabout were also runners-up in the Wychavon community project category

Visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk for more information about Roundabout and volunteering opportunities.

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