As de­ci­sion time looms

Mak­ing the world a bet­ter place

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away in Jan­uary 2014, which left Wil­liam “dev­as­tated,” ed,” ac­cord­ing g to his mother Justine.

She said: “Will’s had a re­ally chal­leng­ing year.”

She added: “They were in­cred­i­bly close. It turned his world up­side down for a bit.”

Wil­liam’s gru­elling daily sched­ule in­volves a 90-minute com­mute to and from Cam­ber­ley Judo Club, a three hour train­ing ses­sion and a full day at school.

“I’m very proud of him,” said Ms von Mallinck­rodt.

She added: “He will be quite shocked to be nom­i­nated. He’s quite a re­served in­di­vid­ual and just gets on with things and will be quite sur­prised that any­body else thinks that what he does is ex­cep­tional be­cause it’s be­come a way o of life for him him.”

C Cur­rent coach Co Colin Small, wh who took over fro from Mr W Werner, said: “I per per­son­ally feel he’s one of our stars for the fu­ture. He’s a v very tal­ented judo player.

“I took him to Ja­pan to one of the top judo uni­ver­si­ties in the world and he man­aged to throw some peo­ple there.

“He makes my job very easy. I end up more guard­ing him than teach­ing him. I just need to lead him in the right di­rec­tion.

“You give him a pro­gramme of work and he just does it.” A PIL­LAR of the com­mu­nity has been nom­i­nated in the com­mu­nity cham­pion cat­e­gory of the awards, which is spon­sored by Nunn Hay­ward.

One of the peo­ple who nom­i­nated Peter Healy was his daugh­ter, Rachel.

She said: “If ev­ery­one did just a frac­tion of what my dad d does for their lo­cal com­mu­nity then the world orld would be a bet­ter place for all. He has put in many hours of work for lo­cal projects and now he is so called re­tired he is now do­ing more than ever.”

Mr Healy does mar­ket­ing and re­search for Amer­sham mu­seum, runs a com­mu­nity web­site for Holmer Green and helps to run the Holmer Green Play­ers drama group.

Mem­ber of Holmer Green Play­ers, Sam Ed­g­ley, said: “Mr Healy was one of the found­ing mem­bersb of fH Holmerl Green Play­ers and over the past 35 years he has ded­i­cated so much to the group. I hon­estly don’t think the group could con­tinue with­out him. Some of the key things he does are man­age sev­eral lo­cal web­sites, pro­duces many, if not all, in some ca­pac­ity, of the Holmer Green Play­ers shows, men­tors our ju­nior tech team, works at a lo­cal home­less shel­ter on Christ­masChristm Day, man­ages a num­bernumbe of on­line busi­nesses,bu­sine works for Amer­shamAme Mu­seum look­ingloo into the his­tory of our won­der­ful coun­tyco and so much more. I can­not think of a bet­ter per­son to no nom­i­nate be­cause Mr He Healy gen­er­ally is a her hero and our com com­mu­nity would be lost w with­out him.”

Othe Other mem­bers of the drama group also nomin nom­i­nated the com­mu­nity stal­wart.l

Mr Healy, who has lived in Holmer Green for the past 37 years, said: “I do en­joy do­ing all of the work be­cause I think that it is very use­ful in the com­mu­nity. I think Holmer Green Play­ers is very use­ful for ju­niors as they may not be able to af­ford stage school.”

Mr Healy spends around 20-25 hours a week vol­un­teer­ing in his com­mu­nity.

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