Wisbech Grammar School sixth former Maddie wins award for her charity and community work

Mike Forrest, Maddie Booth and Keith Smith, managing director of the Ferry Project.

Mike Forrest, Maddie Booth and Keith Smith, managing director of the Ferry Project. - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech Grammar School sixth form student has won a national award for her charity and community work.

Maddie Booth, who is also a young ambassador of the Wisbech Lions Club, won the Judges’ Award at the Luminus Community Inspiration Awards this summer.

She received the award having organised events to raise money for a number of charities including Scotty’s Little Soldiers and UNICEF, for which she ran a fashion show.

Maddie also persuaded some of her fellow students and teachers to give up part of their holiday to clean and decorate the night shelter at the Ferry Project in Wisbech.

Mike Forrest, deputy head academic and member of the Luminus Group Board, said: “The award is a fitting recognition of the wide range of work that Maddie does to help those in less fortunate situations.”

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Maddie has also been nominated for the ‘Etheldreda Medal’ - an award for generous and outstanding service to the community in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. The medal will be awarded on Sunday, October 16.

Earlier this year Maddie spent 10 days in America as part of The Global Young Leaders Conference – ‘a leadership programme for motivated and accomplished students from across the United States and more than 145 countries around the world’.

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