LOCAL HERO AWARDS: Tisbury Army Cadets Sgt recognised

LOCAL HERO AWARDS: Tisbury Army Cadets Sgt recognised

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 9:07am 20th January 2019. (Updated at 5:04pm 21st January 2019)

Sgt Laura-Leigh Baker was described as bringing the community together with all of her voluntary work.

Laura runs the Army Cadets detachment in Tisbury, spending hours planning courses for the young people.

Her group has grown from 8-10 regular Cadets to 29 now... and still growing!

Her mum Julia and Col. Rex Stephenson CBE, from the Tisbury Army Cadet Force, nominated her for her hard work.

She was recognised on the night for the way in which the Cadets are now a huge part of village life thanks to her time and efforts.

Julia said she's a determined woman:

"Sgt Laura-Leigh Baker never gives up on any of her Cadets, even though some have learning difficulties and can be challenging.

"All her time is given voluntarily.

"I just feel this needs to be recognised by the community as a whole because these young Cadets in the village now have a purpose, somewhere to go, someone that really listens and makes a difference in their lives."

Speaking to Spire FM at the ceremony, Laura said she gets so much out of it that she doesn't think of it as work.

12 awards were handed out in total, and you can find the rest of the winners here.

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