Magnificent Seven Go For Gold

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Seven young people from Rhondda Cynon Taf have been congratulated on achieving their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Youth charity, the Duke of Edinburgh, gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. The young people who gained their Gold DofE Awards were: Danniella Hurt (RCT Explorer Scouts); Alun and Daniel Rees (Maesgwyn School); Luke Davies (GE Aircraft Engineering Services); Leir Rockett and Natasha Stone (Ysgol Ty Coch) and Ben Edwards (Open Award Group).

The young people were invited to St James’s Palace in London to receive their Gold Award certificates, and were accompanied by their parents. It was the 500th Gold Award ceremony that HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, had personally attended.

Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cllr Ann Crimmings later invited the young people to visit her in the Mayor’s Parlour to congratulate them.

Cllr Crimmings said: “I was most impressed to hear tales of their experiences as they worked towards gaining their awards. I would like to congratulate everyone. It shows that you have the skills, determination and mentality to really succeed. Well done, too, to the DofE group leaders for all their hard work in ensuring the young people were properly prepared, trained, and supported.”

For further information about the DofE in RCT, please contact Kerry Rees, DofE Development Officer on 07786523915, or

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