Kathy Watts writes – On Thursday 6th October, I was privileged to be a guest at the presentation of certificates to those people who had successfully completed the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) course held over the last 12 months. It was great to see Tony O’Connell included in the 18 people whose achievements were being celebrated at the graduation ceremony in the Thackray Museum in Leeds.
An added delight for me was travelling and dining with some of the adults who attend the Thursday group and who had been invited to take the official photographs during the presentations. Their professionalism and pleasure in carrying out this task impressed both me, the participants and especially the CEO of SSE who said “The Why Don’t We team were lovely at our graduation! We needed photographs to capture our event and the Why Don’t We team did a brilliant job of doing just that. – we would love use them as our photographers again.”
It was also great to see how pleased the members of the team were to reunite with Sarah-Jane of Unorthobox, one of the others receiving their certificate. Sarah-Jane volunteered with the group earlier this year and was the inspiration behind their trip to meet Richard Dunn. In her speech at the ceremony, she reflected their pleasure in meeting up, by describing them as “her accompanying fan club!”