A YOUNG charity worker has been commended by one of history’s most valiant warrior kings for his dedication to pensioners.
Jacob Adams, 13, from North Shore, was handed a knighthood during a special ceremony at Camelot Theme Park, near Chorley, to honour the achievements of children.
King Arthur presented Jacob with the award after volunteering for six years at the Claremont First Step Community Centre, on Dickson Road, Blackpool.
Jacob’s mum, Cathy, said: “Over the years his role has evolved to become an indispensable volunteer and part of the team.
“He continues to help the pensioner clubs as much as school allows, going on holiday trips with them and helping out when they put on parties.”
The youngster became involved with the community club as he wanted to help pensioners in the resort.
Mrs Adams added: “He has become a peer mentor for the UR Potential organisation and helps to bring other young people into volunteering, and he is also the chairman of Blackpool Youth Counselling.
“At school he has got a group of friends together to make an anti-bullying film, which is going to be shown around all the forms.
“He spends about 16 hours a week involved in volunteering projects but he does not think he is doing anything out of the ordinary as he just loves volunteering and being involved in lots of different projects.”
Jacob was one of 30 children from the North West to receive a knighthood – which recognises children who overcome personal difficulties or help others.
Sandra Dempsey, Camelot Theme Park marketing manager, said: “Jacob has been incredible and it was a pleasure to see him rewarded.
“The Knights in Shining Armour ceremony is a favourite of mine and I enjoy it each and every year. This year it was particularly touching and it was lovely to meet all of their friends and family who were obviously so proud.”