Uxbridge Scout Leader
1709. Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson
Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, from Uxbridge, is a local community champion who led efforts with Uxbridge Scouts to increase foodbank capacity and deliver thousands of pounds of food donations to vulnerable people during the pandemic.
Jennipher has volunteered with the Uxbridge Scouts for more than 50 years, and also works with local charity ‘Recycle a bike’ to source donated bikes and toys for children in need. During the pandemic, Jennipher also helped produce scrubs and additional equipment for hospice workers and staff in local hospitals.
In a personal letter to Jennipher, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“For over a century, Scouting has made an extraordinary contribution to our country. It is fantastic to witness the strength of the Scouting movement and its brilliant contribution to local communities, such as ours in Uxbridge.
“I know you do this with no thought of recognition but let me thank you for the way in which you and the Uxbridge Scouts have responded to this pandemic by raising thousands of pounds and bringing food to those in the community who need it most.
“I was also inspired to learn of your work with ‘Recycle a Bike’. It is a great initiative and one that combines two vital causes by helping young people to get fit and healthy, while at the same time making our planet greener and cleaner.”
In response to receiving the award, Jennipher said:
“Thank you so much for this honour! I have worked with various charities both locally and internationally for many years now, I am delighted to receive this recognition. I feel very privileged, thank you again for thinking about me.”
Pictured below: Jennipher leading work with Uxbridge Scouts