Congratulations to Annabel, Bethan, Emma and Isabelle who were presented with LJMU Good Citizenship Award by comedian John Bishop at St George’s Hall this evening for their fundraising efforts in support of the Rock of Joy Trust. The award recognises the often-overlooked contributions that young people make to society today. West Kirby Grammar School nominated the four girls after they raised £1,300 each to fund their trip to Uganda in 2017 by running cake sales and raffles in school. Their teachers were particularly impressed that when they returned, the girls were so keen to share their experiences with the rest of the school that they offered to lead assemblies for all year groups and talked enthusiastically about the dental hygiene, malaria prevention and menstrual health projects. They also continued to campaign for better Ugandan toilet facilities by selling badges in school (they even managed to sell one to John Bishop tonight!) This resulted in ROJ being nominated as one of the school’s chosen charities last year and led to a donation of £2050 from West Kirby Grammar School (WKGS) at the end of the summer term. Thank you to Mrs. Noble and Mrs. Marley for nominating the girls for this very special award and to Mrs Sargeant and all the staff and students at WKGS for supporting them in their fantastic fundraising efforts. We’d also like to thank the girls for being such wonderful ambassadors for the ROJ Trust and for all the fundraising you have undertaken on our behalf. We are really proud of you and this award is very much deserved.