Leah Cromwell has been awarded the HITZ Academic Achievement Award in recognition of the academic progress she has made since joining the HITZ programme.
Leah struggled with her mental health due to a difficult home life which left her in care and excluded from school. Thanks to HITZ, she is now on her way to becoming a health and social care worker after receiving support through the programme and obtaining qualifications that helped her secure a college place.
Also up for an award was Gloucester Rugby's Lion McDonald who was nominated for the Physical Activity Award. Lion struggles with asthma and is partially blind in one eye, leading to him never partaking in any sport before joining HITZ.
Well done to both of you!