College has unveiled the latest recipient of their scholarship to honour Ellesmere
born founder of the Save the Children charity, Eglantyne Jebb.
Foster, from Market Drayton, won the Jebb Scholarship after demonstrating
'selfless support' to her community through volunteering and a range of
fundraising activities over the last seven years.
scholarship, which will support Abi-Lou through her two years of A Levels in
Sixth Form at Ellesmere College, honours Eglantyne Jebb who launched Save the
Children with her sister, Dorothy Buxton, at the end of World War l. The
charity now supports children in more than 100 countries.
said of her charity work and the Scholarship: "Being kind, caring and helpful
are values which have always been important to me. There are very few people
who are aware of the personal commitment which I make to charity work and
volunteering. Ellesmere College noted this this on my application to Sixth Form
and because of it I was offered and awarded the Jebb Scholarship; for this I am
awarded the scholarship based on by her impressive list of volunteering and
fundraising activities, including volunteering at Project Farm, a farm which
supports young adults with learning disabilities; volunteering at a project for
patients with dementia and their carers; and volunteering at a Dogs Trust
raised money for the Alzheimer's Society, the NSPCC, her local swimming club,
The Little Princess Trust, the National Autistic Society, Save the Children,
Shrewsbury Ark and has taken a leading role in the Operation Shoebox Appeal.
started raising money for a trip to Borneo to volunteer at the Orangutan
Orphanage and Sun Bear Conservation Centre and beach clean ups but,
unfortunately, due to Covid this was unable to take place and subsequently the
money raised was sent to the World Wildlife Fund.
intended ventures include undertaking a lifeguarding course and performing a
Millington, from Ellesmere, was the first recipient of the Jebb Scholarship in
2020. He has now successfully completed his A Levels and has moved on to
Eglantyne's great, great nephew said: "Abi-Lou is the second recipient of the
Jebb Scholarship and a worthy winner.
consistently shown a commitment to helping others over a period of several
years and it is fitting that those efforts should be recognised in this way.
fundraising activities have been imaginative and raised a lot of money to help
a range of charitable organisations.
also has an enviable record when it comes to volunteering - emphasising her
ongoing selfless support to the community, which is what the Jebb Scholarship
is all about.
"The 'Save the Children' charity founded by my great great
aunt and her sister was built around the principles of helping others,
including within our own community, so I feel sure they would be delighted with
the choice of Abi-Lou as the latest Jebb Scholarship recipient."
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6th December 2022 Back to News