Nominee: Faith WilliamsonFaith Williamson, 17 years. For inspiring and encouraging others through challenging experiences.
Faith was attending a Trampoline Club that I had recently taken on. She was at first unsure of my presence as it was a change from her coach whome she had already built a rapport with for many years. Amie had met Faith as both being gymnasts but as Amie progressed into a coaching role she saw Faith positively change her story as did I.
Following issues at school and home, Faith moved into her Grandparents home. The move greatly affected her positivity, attitude and confidence. SHe became "half empty". It was through the her role as Young Leader and the National Citizens Service that Faith really changed her story. She suffered from severe Anxiety, Fear and Nerves before and during the pre-camps, presentations and celebratory events. However even through all of this she endured the emotions she was experiencing and managed to changed this around in a positive way. She still suffers form man of these emotions when facing an event no matter how big or small but continues with determination to get through it. Her change began through the NCS programme where like most camp type, team building excercise her group where given a challenge to raise money for charity. Faith raised £1213.64 alone, with her team raising a further £800 the grand total of the team fundraise was £2013.64 which was a massive achievement in itself. From this, Faiths attitude changed dramatically. She was finally looking forward to things, if still tainted with angst. She was nominated as an NCS Leader, from being one of 1500 she became one of 500 and then one of 100 who where put forwards onto the Leadership programme. at each stage of the process she would experience the anguish and anxiety of the situation. This lead her onto the National Youth Board, through an application process she had applied for her region competing against 6 others to get through. The board meet 4 times a year to discuss the f