We are extremely proud to inform you all of the wonderful fundraising work being carried out by one of our Year 9 students, Thomas Goodall.
Tom, along with three other fabulous young people, was recently nominated for the Young Supporter of the Year Award by the Firefighters Charity. This award is in recognition of a young person aged 18 or under who has demonstrated outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity who has gone over and above the call of duty in the name of the Charity, doing something truly exceptional and showing incredible dedication in the process.
With both parents working for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and taking active roles in supporting the Charity, Tom has spent most of his life fundraising for the fire family. He has seen how people he cares for have benefitted from the support of the Charity, which has inspired him to genuinely want to do what he can to help.
Tom regularly gives up his own time to volunteer in one way or another, whether that’s helping at events, designing posters, washing cars, helping to sell calendars, handing out flyers, manning charity stalls at open days, gathering contributions for charity car boots or even helping with messages for local radio. He also speaks enthusiastically to members of the public about the work of the charity, promoting us at every opportunity. The chances are if there is a charity even in his area, Tom will be involved somehow, even spending his birthday fundraising.
Some of you may remember that at this time last year, Tom kindly donated £650 (!!) to Temple Moor’s fundraising campaign to buy a defibrillator. Tom raised the cash at a bonfire event at Fire Service Headquarter at Whitehall Road, Birkinshaw.
Described in his nomination as being an ‘unsung hero’, Tom works tirelessly behind the scenes to help his parents however he can to show his devotion to the Charity he cares so much about. He inspires the adults he comes across, encouraging as many members of the fire service as he can to join him in supporting the Charity that is there for them and their loved ones.
Well done Tom, we are so very proud of you.
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