Archie Mitchell Wins Try Angle Award.

Archie Mitchell has been awarded a Try Angle Award by Kent County Council for his Community action work.

Archie has helped to organise and deliver over 50 Junior Parkrun events, at Manor Park Juniors Parkrun, and has received recognition of being national parkrun Volunteer of the Month. He spends a lot of time processing results and really enjoys seeing how much fun the juniors can gain from running. He has also helped to raise funds to purchase new equipment, which has helped to improve the event.

Archie has also fundraised for and maintained a defibrillator within an adopted phone box in Aylesford High Street. He raised over £2000 to purchase the required equipment, and now conducts weekly cleaning and equipment checks to ensure it’s ready in case of an emergency. In addition, He has also organised multiple free training sessions for the community, and is currently working on setting up a “community assist” scheme to help lone rescuers, by training a team of volunteers to bring the defibrillator to the site of cardiac arrest. He was featured in a KM article about his work on the defibrillator: http://www.

Over the last year, he has raised over £6000 for various charities, including nearly £4000 for the Heart of Kent Hospice and helped to raise over £2500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. He did this by organising events such as a coffee morning and quiz night, and taking part in sporting events such as a marathon walk and numerous runs.

Within school, he runs the Library which involves sorting and putting away books, loaning and returning books using the computer system and chasing up overdue loans. He has recently extended the Library’s opening hours to before school, which has been very popular as it allows other students to complete any last minute homework or read before their school day.

Archie is very environmentally conscious, he cycles to and from school every day. Archie is an amazing young man who is always looking out for others. Well done.