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Birchwood information Booklet

The newly introduced Birchwood Lions Information Book is now available. it as been designed primarily for new enquiries fro members of the public but has already been a success with club members.

It contains a brief history of the geographical and demography of the club. There is a fairly comprehensive listing of  charitable relationships within our local, national and international organizations. all the Lions signature projects are highlighted along with our historically supported charities.

 

Charlotte is Birchwood's Young Ambassador.

 

 
 
Charlotte is the Pride of Birchwood Youth! ........... Now she is the Great Britain and Ireland Young Ambassador of the 21st Century!
 
 
Charlotte Rose Smith from Birchwood, Warrington is the winner of the Lions Clubs International 'Young Ambassador for Great Britain and Ireland' She was selected from scores of worthy participants from all parts of the UK and Ireland. She was presented with the Lions ' Charles Forte' trophy following a two day event in Birmingham, and received a large sum of money which will be donated to needy causes of her choice.
 
A pupil of Birchwood Sixth Form College, 17 year old Charlotte has been involved with charity work for several years. She has travelled to South Africa on several occasions and assisted with learning facilities at an orphange, as well as helping other individuals and groups in her local community.
 
Charlotte will now travel to Brussels later in the year to take part in the European Lions Young Ambassador finals.
 
Charlotte said, "The most rewarding thing for me, is knowing that I have helped someone else and had an opportunity to work hard at something and achieve my goal. People will forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. It is important to do a job with your heart as well as your head."
 
Charlotte continues to perform her voluntary work both overseas and in Birchwood where she is often seen helping others along with her sponsoring Club, Birchwood Lions.
 
Lions Clubs International is a network of 1.4 million men and women in 45,000 Clubs in 208 countries dedicated to helping those less fortunate than themselves.
 
 
Charlotte's story will continue shortly!
 
 
News just in!!....... Charlotte HAS WON THE EUROPEAN YOUNG AMBASSADOR OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY COMPETITION. We are so very proud of her.
 
 
FUND RAISER FOR CHARLOTTE
 

The peacock pub and Birchwood lions are organising a fund raising evening on the 16th December featuring a Neil Diamond tribute act followed by a Grand Raffle.

The manager at the Peacock is organising the event and will be supported by Birchwood Lions.

The funds raised will go to Birchwood Lions  for their  Young Ambassador Charlotte Smith to use locally and internationally. Charlotte supports many local charities; brainwave and the Baby Unit at Warrington General. Her work in Africa will also benefit from the evenings activities.

Karina Rogers, the manager of the Peacock said “Charlotte worked here until she started university earlier in the year and we know how much her charity work means to her, university and fund raising do not mix well so we decided to help out”

Contact Birchwood Lions for details birchwoodlions.co.uk

Charlottes Progress

 

Charlotte with her Vice Chancellor's Scholarship letter.

 

 

The Vice Chancellor's Scholarship is awarded to students who are gifted and talented in their chosen subject area. The Scholarship is awarded to one student per faculty so she was chosen from all the students undertaking a degree in Sport/Physical Education.

The Scholarship is worth £27,000 during the remaining years of her Undergraduate Degree. This will pay for her University fees meaning she won't have to pay back £9,000 per year!

Charlotte was awarded this Scholarship for the Sports Development work that she carried out both locally and in South Africa. The University was impressed by her vast  experience at such a young age and admired the fact that she is  continually travel to South Africa and has fundraised, delivered sports equipment, and taught sports lessons in Agape Orphanage and a children's centre in the Township of Macassar. Especially as this is a country where Physical Education is not delivered through their National Curriculum.

Charlotte is currently studying BA Hons Physical Education- Secondary with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and is currently working at a 1st class honours level. Charlotte said “I am living my dream of becoming a PE teacher and this has made it all the more worthwhile”. When she qualifies  in 4 years’ time Charlotte will go straight into her  NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher.)

There will be more news about Charlotte’s progress in a few weeks’ time;

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News Just in!

Charlotte will be presented to the our patron The Countess of Wessex later this month

 

 

 

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