Prime Minister praises Sheffield volunteer

From left, Thelma Whittaker and  Chris Dixon, of Sova, Coun Peter Rippon, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Chris, Dorne Collison and Jayne Ludlam, of Sheffield Council, Sova's Samantha Dumoulin and John Doyle, from the council.
From left, Thelma Whittaker and Chris Dixon, of Sova, Coun Peter Rippon, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Chris, Dorne Collison and Jayne Ludlam, of Sheffield Council, Sova's Samantha Dumoulin and John Doyle, from the council.
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A dedicated charity volunteer has been praised by the Prime Minister for his work to support disadvantaged children.

Chris Savage, aged 23, was presented with a letter from David Cameron by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon.

Known as a Point of Light award, the accolade recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community.

Chris, from Batemoor, Sheffield, is a trained volunteer with Sova projects, who run after school drop-in sessions twice a week and provide holiday activities for vulnerable young people.

He has also been instrumental in setting up the Star Awards which, for the past four years, have recognised the achievements of young people in the city.

The Prime Minister’s letter thanked Chris for his inspirational efforts, and Coun Rippon said he was pleased to make the presentation.