ACF Volunteer shortlisted in Welsh national leadership awards

3 May 2016

Martyn Elliott, adult volunteer and DofE leader with Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF has been named a finalist in the national Leading Wales Awards.

The Awards, now in their twelfth year, seek to recognise and celebrate individuals whose leadership is making a real difference in Wales and contributing to developing prosperity in the country.  

Martyn, 24 from Llantrisant, has been nominated in the Young Leader Award category for his leadership role as a DofE leader and Detachment Commander with Talbot Green detachment and is one of three finalists in the category:

“When I first heard that I had been nominated for a Leaders in Wales award I was honestly in shock. I do what I do for the benefit of my community and the young people around the nation without thinking about self-gain. I want to give back what opportunities I had when I was a young teenager. I am very grateful to have been nominated and really am overjoyed. I'd like to thank everyone who has been there supporting me through my journey in becoming the young leader that I am today.” 

Barbara Chidgey, Chair of the Leading Wales Awards, said “As usual, we have a really eclectic mix of leaders and exemplar of leadership across all sectors in Wales for this year’s short-list. It’s been a privilege to read so many fascinating stories of leadership making a real difference within a business, organisation or community project".

The winners will be announced at a lunchtime awards ceremony at the Hilton Cardiff on Tuesday 14th June.