YorkshireAwards 17.10.2014 Leeds_ England

Community Hero Award 2014

Adrian Woods MBE

Presented by Katie Mills, Area Sales Manager of Hilton Leeds City.

Adrian runs a community garage in Wibsey called OnTrak that gives life changing opportunities to 14-18 year olds who are excluded from school with perhaps drug or alcohol issues and even some who cannot read or write or are disabled. They are mentored and trained in car mechanics, maintenance, mechanical engineering, woodwork construction and all important life skills and eventually into NOCN qualifications, and then employment.

Working with schools and colleges they have 10 students, 1-5 days a week (boys and girls), and also do lots of school visits and even classes in cycling safety.

Bradford College and Coleville College send students to him too.

Adrian gained an MBE in 2008 for his charity works.

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