Us­ing his tal­ents to self­lessly help oth­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

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.”

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