22 Aug 2012
On Wednesday 22nd August 2012 local fundraiser, Andrew Sanders, 43 from Rushden received Tresham's Apprentice of the Year award - a cheque for a charity close to his heart and set up in memory of his son, Zach's Helping Hand (registered charity 1114390).
Andrew has recently completed a Plumbing Apprenticeship at Tresham after studying at the college for the past four years. Throughout his time at the college Andrew has been a model student and has successfully finished the final part of his course with the Level 3 ACS Gas qualification.
Each year Tresham awards its Apprentice of the Year award, normally this is a professional tools or vouchers, however this year the donation of £100 will be gratefully received for the charity set up by Andrew and his family to help support other families of terminally ill children following the tragic death of his own son Zach in September 2004.
Julian Hearn, Plumbing Lecturer and Assessor at Tresham said:
"Throughout his apprenticeship, Andrew has continued his work as charity coordinator as well as recently establishing his own business C.A.G.E.S. on successful completion of his plumbing course.
People like Andy are an inspiration to us all in helping others and there has never been a more worthy winner of our apprentice of the year award."