There was a double celebration for mother and son Pam and Adam Moors at an awards evening hosted by local charity Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH).
Adam Moors was at the event to receive his Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and moments later his mother, Pam, was taken by surprise when she was presented with a special award to recognise her volunteering support for the charity.
Adam, who also achieved the Bronze DofE Award in 2011, was a member of a team of four who completed a successful three-day expedition in August.
They walked 32 kilometres on the Downs Link in West Sussex between Rudgwick near Horsham and Shoreham Old Toll Bridge which led an independent assessor to say the team worked well together and praised what he called a “fantastic achievement”.
Adam completed the volunteering section of his award at Demelza Children’s Hospice Charity Shop in Hailsham where the manager said that he was reliable and willing. For the DofE skills section, Adam helped at SASBAH’s allotment where his punctuality and reliability were also noted, as well as his appreciation of the need to work as part of a team and share the workload.
A spokesperson at Special Olympics Eastbourne where Adam completed the physical section said, “Adam has shown improvements in balance and co-ordination. He is confident to try things he has found difficult in the past.”
Adam was one of seven members of SASBAH to receive DofE certificates and awards that were presented by the charity’s president, Bev Thompson, who said she was immensely proud of them and the achievements of all the young people at SASBAH.
Pam was given an award for her “invaluable support” in volunteering regularly at SASBAH events for many years.