The three graduates
Mark Hallas, Chief Executive of Crimestoppers Trust, was delighted to attend a Northampton University Graduation Ceremony where he saw volunteers both young and old be formally recognised for the outstanding work they had done to protect their communities, through their involvement with Crimestoppers.
First of all, he was pleased to be able to recognise the work of three graduating students who had all been involved in the Northampton â€˜SaferUâ€™ project for the past two years.Â These students had worked with other committee members and had been instrumental in devising novel and effective campaigns to help protect fellow students from crime.
Amy Green, James Milne and Daniel Gemmell had all given of their limited time freely and developed campaigns that both helped protect studentsâ€™ property from theft, but also helped the students to be safe at all times. This was noble work that really made a difference to the quality of life of many of their student peers. They also gained a lot of management and project planning experience in crafting the activity together.
Martin Lawrence MBE
Next, Martin Lawrence MBE, a supporter of Crimestoppers for more than ten years, ex committee Chair and Advisory Board member (and now Universitiesâ€™ Ambassador) was recognised by Northampton University with the granting of an honorary doctorate for service to the University, wider charity endeavours and specifically his outstanding activity for Crimestoppers.
This is a high honour, richly deserved, and itâ€™s great to see one of our own being so singled out for the critical voluntary work being done that helps make our communities safer.