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South Wootton’s Jordan wins award as top volunteer

Jordan Bone is a victim of a road accident and was being filmed by 'Fixers' to be screened on ITV in March.

Jordan Bone is a victim of a road accident and was being filmed by 'Fixers' to be screened on ITV in March.

South Wootton volunteer Jordan Bone has received an award in return for her year-round dedication to the community.

Jordan, who is a road safety campaigner for the charity Fixers and Brake, has been named as a regional winner in the vInspired National Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the awards, in association with RBS Early Careers, are the biggest of their kind, celebrating the achievements and dedication of young volunteers and the youth workers who support them.

Jordan has been named regional winner for the East in the All Round Commitment to Volunteering category.

She was inspired to go into schools and colleges to warn young people of the dangers of accepting lifts from newly qualified drivers after a car crash left her wheelchair bound for life, at 15. Jordan credits volunteering with giving her a purpose.

When not volunteering Jordan is focused on building a full-time career giving make up tips via her own beauty channel on YouTube.

Jordan said: “I don’t volunteer for recognition, helping people is enough motivation. But it’s great to know that people appreciate what I do.

“Volunteering has given me loads more confidence and really helped me to improve my outlook on life and it’s brilliant that these awards not only celebrate the benefits of volunteering but also inspire young people to volunteer and make a difference in their communities.”

 

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