Social Action Award for Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade

Members of St Saviour’s, Dobbin, and St Aidan’s, Grange, Companies, both from Armagh Diocese, were at Buckingham Palace recently to receive a Social Action Award from the Prince of Wales.

Three leaders and six members from each Company made the journey to London accompanied by the Brigade’s Development Officer, Victoria Jackson, and Commanding Officer, Melvyn Lockhart.

The Social action awards were organised by Youth United, an umbrella organisation that received a grant to create new places in uniformed youth organisations.

The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade’s Ulster Regiment increased its membership by more than 300 places in the last two years.

The inaugural Youth United Social Action Awards, hosted by Prince Charles, celebrate the achievements of thousands of young people who have sought to bring about positive change to their local community.

Members of the Dobbin and Grange CLCGB were recognised for their efforts in promoting awareness of the needs of the Leprosy Mission NI and raising money for this worthwhile organisation.

The CLCGB has had close links with the Leprosy Mission NI for many years and has just agreed to raise enough money to provide a well for a very needy community.

Rev Paul McAdam, Chaplain to the Grange Company, commented, ‘We had a fantastic trip to London. What an honour it was to meet Prince Charles at the Youth United Social Action Awards Ceremony.’

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Johnny Conn, CLCGB Publicity Officer Tel. 07925353107 Email -