'A memorable experience' - Mundesley man bags gold DofE award

Nigel Bowles

Joshua Gammon, 22, a UK Power Networks fitter from Mundesley, has just achieved his gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. - Credit: Nigel Bowles

A power worker from Mundesley has become one of the latest to benefit from a signature scheme founded by Prince Philip. 

Joshua Gammon, 22, is celebrating after gaining his Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award, for which he undertook a four-day expedition in Snowdonia and volunteered to do gardening work for elderly neighbours. 

Mr Gammon, a former apprentice who is now a qualified fitter for UK Power Networks, said: “I feel like this award has made me a more patient person who is willing to try to make a change for the better no matter how big or small."

He said of the Snowdonia trip: "Once you get going and you’re having a laugh with your friends it’s a very memorable experience."

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was set up in 1956. It was largely designed by army officer and Everest explorer John Hunt.