Duke of Edinburgh Scheme chair steps down after 18 years
After 18 years of service Trevor Forecast is retiring as Chairman of Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in West Norfolk.
Trevor, now 85, became involved with the scheme after he retired from the hotel industry.
He chaired the main committee from year 2000 for 10 years, then became a trustee and chairman for the last four years.
Whilst chair he increased the number of Gold applicants from five to 50 per annum and raised over £100,000 to support local schools and organisations with the purchase of equipment.
All secondary schools in West Norfolk are now involved in the scheme together with the police, air cadets and special-needs schools.
He said: “I have many happy memories of all the fundraising events, Gold Award ceremonies and of course all the wonderful young people I have met over the years”.
The new chairman, elected at the recent trustees meeting is Paul Croker, director at Kenneth Bush Solicitors.
Mr Croker said he would like to express his thanks to Trevor for his service and in particular the efforts that he had made on behalf of young people in West Norfolk to help realise their true potential.