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Youth worker scoops two awards for her dedication to supporting families of service personnel

A youth worker has been awarded two prestigious accolades for her commitment to supporting service personnel and their families.

Lucy Allin is the Airplay Youth Worker at RAF Leuchars and is employed by the national children and families charity 4Children as part of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's Airplay programme.

Lucy Allin collects her two awardsAirplay is a youth support programme for the families of service personnel, run for the Royal Air Force. The RAFBF funds Airplay youth workers, trained by 4Children, to help RAF community support teams provide a range of activities for young people living on and around stations.

Lucy received the British Aerospace Engineering Award for her commitment, dedication and support to serving personnel and their families. She was also presented with the Station Commander’s Personal Contribution Award by Air Commodore Gerry Mayhew.

As well as organising a variety of activities during youth club sessions, Lucy has run workshops for young people on building confidence and self esteem and ways to deal with change. She has also helped young people, who face frequent moves as their parents are posted around the country and abroad, to settle into local schools.

Lucy said: "I feel very privileged and honoured to receive these awards, and being able to work with such an enthusiastic, caring team, and supportive community."

Station Commander, Air Commodore Gerry Mayhew said: "Lucy's award was extremely well deserved and recognises the good work and support she has provided to our personnel, their families and the wider community."

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