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Celebrating our leaders: Alexie’s story

Monday 21st February 2022

The Boys’ Brigade has over 10,000 volunteer leaders across the country who support children and young people to learn, grow and discover. Over the course of 2022 we are going to share some of their stories each month as we celebrate our amazing leaders.

Meet Alexie

Alexie Neville is a leader at two BB groups – 3rd Harrogate and 5th Scarborough – as well as being the Deputy Programme Lead for Unite and a Girls’ Brigade leader.

What is your current career?
I am an occupational therapist in the NHS, currently on the orthopaedic ward.

What skills have you gained from the BB that have helped you in your career?
I have learnt to control my excessive talking in order to listen to others and offer advice! I also feel better equipped to be able to talk to people from different backgrounds and walks of life which has helped me in my job.

What has been your proudest BB moment so far?
Although I have only been in the organisation for around four years, my proudest moment would be taking on various roles at Unite, working my way from being a Village Leader to now being Deputy Programme Lead.

As a young leader, what would be your top tip for other young leaders?
As cliché as it is, I would say to be a role model for others and think about how your actions could impact others in all different ways. The children and young people we work with are the next generation so we need to help shape them into the great human beings they can be and allow their potential to shine through!

If you are a leader and would like to share your story with us please email comms@boys-brigade.org.uk

 

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