Tom Wins Community Service Award

42 Cpl Tom Richardson

Hunstanton town’s Smithdon High School leavers assembly in May saw its deputy head boy 18 year old Tom Richardson awarded the Hunstanton & District Rotary Club’s 11th annual ‘Centenary Award for Community Service & Enterprise’.

Tom, a Cadet Corporal with 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps, said that he was sure that being a member of the Air Cadets had assisted in his winning the award as the judging panel had been very interested in his activities at the squadron.

From the school’s sixth form a shortlisted group of candidates were required to give a ten minute presentation on their individual activities to a panel of judges. The panel was impressed with Tom’s variety of activities within his school and wider community.

These included giving talks at school assemblies, taking leadership in school fundraising and for Help for Heroes. He has helped with sporting events at his school and at local primary schools and assisted the local British Legion Branch.

When congratulated on his achievement Corporal Richardson said “I was very surprised that I won but also pleased that my involvement within the community has been appreciated.”