On Wednesday 18th September I was privileged to take part in the JLGB evolve award ceremony at the Camden Roundhouse, London.
I was asked to present the Yoni Jesner section of the ceremony, to over 1,200 people who came to the event, and I was very proud to be representing our school for this.
Yoni Jesner was sadly killed in a suicide bombing in Israel in 2002, so a foundation was set up in his memory to inspire young people to do more and care more, as a legacy to the kindness and dedication that he showed in his life. They give annual awards to young people who spend at least 20 hours of their time volunteering and giving to the community, and I was very proud to explain what an amazing person Yoni was.
There are two awards, for spending 20 hours and 50 hours of volunteering in the past year, and I managed to complete both awards and many additional hours, by volunteering at my local Brownies, helping GIFT and being a leader at a summer sports camp.
However, the highlight of the evening for me was a performance by Craig David. As a presenter during the evening, I was honoured to meet him personally backstage. I am very appreciative of the wonderful work done by JLGB to encourage volunteers within our community at all the various stages of high school be it Yoni Jesner or all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.