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Trust hails work of volunteer

Award presented to mark work in the community

16 June 2018

One volunteer overcame nerves to play his part in the local community and has been recognised for his effort. Karol Filipczak has shown dedication and commitment as a volunteer for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. And that dedication was recognised with an outstanding contribution award at the end of the season.

Karol, a 23-year-old criminology student, admitted that 'nervous' was just one feeling he had when he joined the Trust as a volunteer. But he showed a natural flair when he started to mentor young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through community sport sessions and mentoring initiatives, he has supported a number of young people across West London.

Karol joined the Trust last October and has accumulated more than 110 volunteer hours. But his efforts are not as a sports coach, he mentors young people that might be physically inactive, on the edge of care or have a physical disability. He offers support and advice along with signposting them to health and sport sessions.

Being a Type One Diabetic means Karol knows first-hand the difficulties young people can face. Yet, instead of it becoming a negative part of his life, Karol has channelled his own adversity in to helping others. Well done Karol.

For more information on volunteering for the Trust, see this page.

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