H W Martin Waste Ltd was pleased to continue its involvement with the Rotary Club of Mansfield, with the company’s sponsorship of a nominee at the 29th Courage Awards.
The Awards Luncheon was held at Portland College, Mansfield on 3rd March where eleven youngsters aged from 13 years were nominated to recognise their courage in the face of adversity. The nominees are each having to cope with various traumas, bereavements and ill health at the same time as navigating their way through adolescence and schooling. This would test the resolve of most adults, so at their young age it is a major challenge.
H W Martin Waste Ltd sponsored 18 year-old Sophie Owen, who attends Meden School. Sophie is completing her A-level studies and last year had to suffer the sudden death of her father. This tragic loss caused Sophie to develop PTSD, which she has been struggling with ever since. Despite this, Sophie keeps a strong focus on her studies and is aiming to go to Leicester or York universities.
Kate Kinney, one of Sophie’s teachers, commented, “Sophie is the kindest student who we have ever had the pleasure of teaching at Meden School. She is very hard-working and determined to succeed.
“She has been very resilient and still gives 100% to her A-level studies and we know that she will go on to do great things.”
Mansfield Rotary Club is one of over 34,000 clubs in 200 countries, which form Rotary International. The Mansfield Rotary Club’s Courage Awards is an example of the community work it undertakes throughout the year to benefit youth groups, families in need, the infirm and service men and women.
H W Martin Waste Ltd, based on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, has pledged to support local initiatives through the provision of funding and resources.