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Keiren wins Sports Personality Unsung Hero Award

Congratulations to Nottingham's Keiren Thompson who received the Unsung Hero Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday (15 December).

Keiren runs the local community project Helping Kids Achieve in Bulwell, alongside a dedicated team. The 31-year old was inspired to set up the group and make a change in the city after being hospitalised as a teenager following an attack. 

The group runs sessions four nights per week and also runs a weekend basketball team. The project, which Keiren set up with his own money, also encourages young people to volunteer and take up leadership roles, with a number of those to have done so winning local awards. 

Keiren was nominated alongside other volunteers from across the country and was presented with the national award at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Aberdeen on Sunday. To read the full article on the BBC's website, click here.

 

Category: 
Volunteering
Date Posted: 
Monday, 16 December, 2019

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