Teenager takes on new charity role

Lewis Denny
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An Alnwick teenager, who lit the town’s cauldron with the iconic Olympic Torch last year, has been appointed as the first Young Ambassador for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

The 17-year-old was handed the voluntary role in recognition of the generous support he has given the charity.

Lewis has helped promote fund-raising events, distribute clinical literature and help raise the profile of HospiceCare within the local community.

He will attend various school talks throughout the year to share his experience of supporting the charity.

“It is a fantastic charity and to be appointed as the Young Ambassador is amazing,” said Lewis.

A former Duchess’s Community High School pupil, Lewis is at the Sage Academy of Performing Arts. He runs his own entertainment company and has a slot on Lionheart Radio. HospiceCare representatives speak on his Friday morning breakfast show.

Lewis was an Olympic Torchbearer, as part of the London 2012 Relay. He lit Alnwick’s cauldron in the Pastures.