British volunteer receives award for charity work after returning from Kenya

Jonny Sutton in Kenya
Johnny Sutton with some of the Roko 20 Academy students he worked with in Kenya. Photo: Facebook/Jonny’s Adventure in Kenya

A Pembrokeshire man has been presented with a Local Hero Award in recognition of his inspirational volunteer work.

County Council area maintenance supervisor Jonny Sutton was presented with an Inspiration Award at the recent Radio Pembrokeshire Local Hero Awards soon after returning from his latest volunteering stint in Kenya.

Over a 12 week period, Jonny coached PE at the Roko 20 Academy which is co-owned by British expat Tracey Neale-Ferreira as well as helping with maths, English, reading and IT classes.

He also set up a school sports day, which will now be held every year, and even drove the school bus.

Before leaving for Kenya, he raised £700, bought the school new goalposts, and set up an appeal for sports shirts that enabled him to send more than 200 replica shirts to the school so the children had PE uniform and a team football kit.

For more photographs from Jonny’s time in Kenya, please visit his Facebook page.

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