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Young Volunteer of the Year: Tony Binalle

Tony was nominated for his award by Helen Collins at Meadow Well Connected who said: “Tony came to us soon after his 16th birthday through an Alternative Education Placement. He was at high risk of expulsion from school, living in a variety of different foster and care placements following an extremely difficult childhood. Tony maintained a 100% attendance record and at the end of his school placement asked if he could return as a volunteer. He has taken a lead on building paths, laying flagstones and creating a pond – his contribution to the gardens at Meadow Well Connected is immeasurable. He is now a reliable, hard-working, mature young man with a commitment and dedication to making things happen.”