Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey congratulates Oxford’s Thomas Robson on being awarded the Matt Doocey MP Supreme Youth Award for Waimakariri at the YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards held on Friday.
Doocey attended the awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury Events Centre to personally present the award to Thomas.
“Thomas makes a strong contribution to our community as a member of the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board, as well as giving up his time to serve and provide a fresh perspective to a number of community organisations, and has worked hard in youth development in Waimakariri,” Doocey said.
“Waimakariri has some great young people who are making a huge difference in their community. As local MP I work closely with our young people and I’m always excited when I hear of how our young people are giving back. Without the hard work of our volunteers, many community initiatives would not be sustainable and to see so many of our young people get behind local programmes and initiatives is rewarding,” Doocey said.
“It was an easy decision for me to get behind the awards once again this year to acknowledge just how much our young people are giving back to our community.”
Waimakariri District Councillor Kirstyn Barnett; Zoe Loffhagen from Rangiora, who won the University of Canterbury Community Action Award; Thomas Robson from Oxford, who won the Matt Doocey MP Supreme Youth Award for Waimakariri; and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey.