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Caring teenager receives top award

Teenager Emily Bushell has been given a top community award in recognition of all her work helping others.

Emily, 17, of Ribston Hall High School, was given the Chris Witts Award at the annual Citizen of Gloucester Awards. The award aims to recognise the good work of young people in the city.

Emily was given the award for all her efforts to help others. She runs two youth groups at her church, leads the Christian Union at her school and is always taking part in fund raising activities.

She has also flown to Uganda three times to teach young people and take part in community projects. Her latest visit involved her organising activities for injured child soldiers and working at an eye clinic.

She said of the award: “I can’t really describe how it feels to have won, I’m really proud.”

Mary Donkin, one of Emily’s teachers, said: “”This is a young person who is committed to both her school, church and world communities so much so that she is involved in activities seven days a week for virtually 365 days a year.”

The Citizen of Gloucester Award went to youth worker Delroy Ellis, who has dedicated years to projects for young people in the city.

He ran the Star 66 club in Linden before budget cuts closed it down in 2010, then set up the Increase the Peace scheme and also runs the Youth Peace Project.

Police sergeant Lyn Northfield, who nominated Delroy, said: “He has enriched the lives of countless children in Gloucester.”

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