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Celebrating our Make a Difference Award Winners

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Four young people have been presented with one of the organisation’s most coveted accolades at a ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House on Wednesday 12 October.

The young people from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales were presented with their ‘2016 Make a Difference Awards’ by Lord Leslie Griffiths, President of The Boys’ Brigade and BBC Radio 2 Presenter Chris Evans at a special presentation inside the studios of Radio 2.

The UK-wide awards were established in 2009 which recognises and celebrates the achievement of a BB young person who has gone above and beyond to help others.

Mitchell Powell, aged 18, from Chelmsford and a member of the 3rd Chelmsford Company was named as the winner for England.

Lewis Shillinglaw, aged 19, from Loanhead and a member of the 1st Loanhead Company was the Scottish winner.

Keelan Leeper, aged 18 from Portadown and a member of the 1st Bluestone, was named as the winner for Northern Ireland.

Twenty-two year old Adam Morris from Cardiff and a member of 21st Cardiff was the winner for Wales.

Each of the young people have got involved with and made a difference in their community, including volunteering, teaching sports to disabled children and caring for a family member.

Bill Stevenson, Acting CEO of The Boys’ Brigade, said “Congratulations to Mitchell, Lewis, Keelan and Adam. We are exceptionally proud of them. Like so many BB young people, they go above and beyond to help others. The Boys’ Brigade aims to make a difference in the lives of young people, like our winners, who give so much to help others. These young people are an inspiration and thoroughly deserve this recognition.”

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