30 November 2022
Inspiring males from throughout West Northants have been recognised at the West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Male Part Model Awards, which took area on Friday 18 November.
The awards, now in their 4th 12 months, celebrate men and women who go above and past in their day by day life to enable other individuals and make a genuine difference in their communities.
It was a tough final decision for the judges with so lots of inspiring nominees, but Lee Willis was named winner of the ‘Inspirational Man’ award next several nominations for his perform as an ‘inspirational, caring, client and enthusiastic’ karate teacher.
Lee acquired several nominations with 1 saying: “Lee is a excellent job model to all of his karate college students. He has countless enthusiasm and energy which helps make the teaching enjoyable and encourages the college students to maintain striving.
“He talks to the students about issues that he and other individuals have done to boost their expertise which inspires and encourages them and talks about complications he has experienced in schooling at various levels, so they fully grasp it did not normally occur easily even for their teacher.
“He teaches the young college students important lifestyle abilities these types of as stranger awareness, anti-bullying and building self esteem and assertiveness, and inspires and encourages all of his pupils to try to accomplish the very best that they can.”
In addition to the ‘Inspirational Man’ award, a ‘Special Recognition’ award was presented to Emergency Expert services Cadet volunteer Edward Harvey.
At the age of 20, Edward used for a Youth Engagement Guidance Officer purpose within just Northamptonshire Hearth and Rescue Service and has given that supported and mentored younger cadets.
Edward delivers educational periods to support lower anti-social conduct as nicely as bespoke interventions to assist younger people with adverse childhood encounters to establish self-assurance, raise small self-esteem and be the finest they can be. His nominator reported: “He genuinely does make a big difference to the local community.”
5 remarkable males ended up shortlisted from over 80 nominations for the ‘Inspirational Man’ award which include Mark Kennedy, mind injuries survivor, author and company proprietor Ravuan Jones, founding member of anti-knife crime team Off the Streets Arthur Newbury, voluntary sector employee and Aaron Hill, boxing coach at Weedon Boxing Academy.
Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Leader of WNC, who presented the awards mentioned: “We obtained so quite a few deserving nominations of genuinely inspirational men and women who have created a massive big difference to the lives of others and who all have earned to be honoured. Every one nominee has our thanks for equally the way in which they encourage us all, and for the good items that they do in aid of our nearby neighborhood.
“Congratulations to our award winners and all of the shortlisted nominees and thank you to everyone who supported this incredibly crucial party, which not only recognises the contribution of local males and boys, but also raises recognition of the really crucial difficulty of male mental overall health.”
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