14-year-old recognised for ‘outstanding dedication’ to community

A 14-year-old boy has been recognised for his “outstanding dedication” to the community.

The Merton Partnership Civic Pride Awards evening was held at the Vestry Hall in Mitcham of Thursday of last week, to celebrate the contribution young volunteers make in Merton.

Oliver Mallett is Club Assistant of Wimbledon Common Nature Club. He was awarded a certificate for “outstanding dedication and invaluable contributions” in the community.

Oliver has been with the Wimbledon Common Nature Club since he was four years old (Picture: Mick Taylor)

The award was presented by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Gill Manly, and signed by Cllr Ross Garrod, leader of Merton council. 

The Wimbledon Common Nature Club – which has run for 20 years – runs monthly sessions, looking after the children on nature walks across Wimbledon Common, and creating fun sessions for members to take part in.

From left, Oliver’s brother, Alexander Mallett, Auriel Glanville, Oliver Mallett and his parents Penny Mallett and Richard Mallett (Picture: Mick Taylor)

Auriel Glanville, club leader at Wimbledon Common Nature Club, said: “Oliver has made a huge contribution to the club.  

“He is a thoughtful, kind and caring young man, who I had no hesitation in recommending for this well-deserved award.”

 The Wimbledon Common Nature Club meets on the first Sunday of each month, at the Information Centre, Wimbledon Common. The club is currently looking for new volunteers. 

 Pictured top: Oliver Mallet with Mayor of Merton, Cllr Gill Manly (Picture: Mick Taylor)

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One thought on “14-year-old recognised for ‘outstanding dedication’ to community

  • Peter Donnelly

    Well done Mr Mallett.


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