Using his talents to selflessly help others
A TEENAGER with a ‘big heart’ has been nominated for a Pride of Bucks award.
Alex Rainy-Brown, of Manor Way in Chesham, has been nominated for giving up his time to volunteer with the Chiltern Youth Projects MAD about Friday, a year three to six youth club which runs every Friday during term-time. He has been nominated for the Alexander Jansons Young Peoples Award, which is for someone between 18 and 25 whose contribution to the community deserves recognition.
The nominator, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Many of the children attending have learning difficulties, and Alex is there giving support whether it’s consoling an upset youngster or joining in messy games. But it’s his technical abilities which really set Alex apart. Each week without fail he ensures music is organised for the Friday session, presentations are ready for the big screen, videos are ready and lighting is set up. He is said to bring great fun and humour to the club and engage with the team, encouraging younger team members to join in. He’s a reliable, dependable part of the team, making a huge contribution to the group’s work.”
Alex has also taken part in a music event organisation course run at the Chiltern Youth Centre.
During this time he learned, as part of a team, to organise and run an Open Mic night – learning all the skills, legal requirements, planning and marketing needed to such a successful event. Through his efforts, the Open Mic Night raised more than £200 for BBC Children in Need.
Following that he became involved in the planning of the 3rd Open Mic Night to raise funds for Chiltern.
He has been described as “a young man with a big heart and much to offer, and selflessly uses his talents to help others.”