Fred strikes gold

Fred Stokes
Fred Stokes

Buckingham Palace bathed in sunshine was the glorious setting for the presentation of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award to a former pupil of Spalding Grammar School.

To achieve the award Fred Stokes became a master scuba diver, a lifeguard, worked on a coastal erosion project for the National Trust in Wales, volunteered for a national charity and hiked many miles.

Fred is now studying for a degree in finance and accounting in Leicester, and spending three months this summer working as a lifeguard for Camp Canada at Camp Timberlake, Ontario