Lee was honoured to host the Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisation’s annual Voluntary Awards. Held at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend on Friday 3rd November, the afternoon recognised the hard work of local volunteers.
Special guests included Carwyn Jones – Assembly Member for Bridgend, Mayor of Bridgend County Borough Cllr Pam Davies and Consort Tudor Davies, Mayor of Bridgend Town Cllr Stewart Baldwin, David Davies – High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Cllr Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council and Tenovus Cancer Care Choir.
Lee said “It was an honour to host the BAVO Volunteer awards for the third year! We have so many inspirational volunteers in our County Borough and it’s great to be able to award some of these inspirational people for their hard work. Volunteers are the life blood of so many vital organisations and without their dedication, some of the organisations wouldn’t be able to do their important work locally. Congratulations to the winners!”
You can read more at BAVO’s website by clicking here.
One of the stations that Lee’s drivetime show is networked across is Swansea Bay Radio. The station broadcasts across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot & South Carmarthenshire. Every year, the team at Swansea Bay Radio award inspirational young people from across the area by holding the Swansea Bay Young Achiever Awards.
This year, the Swansea Bay Young Achiever Awards were sponsored by Tata Steel. With the steelworks in Port Talbot, Tata works hard to get involved in the community and sponsoring events like this is something that they do often.
Attended by the Lord Mayor of Swansea and the Mayor of the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot, the evening was held at the Towers Hotel & Spa on Thursday 24th November. It was a red carpet event that celebrated some unique and inspirational youngsters who have excelled and achieved great things.
The evening was hosted by Lee alongside Helen Enser-Morgan, one of Swansea Bay Radio’s reporters. Entertainment was provided by the boyband Yes Lad who appeared on the X Factor in 2016. Lee said “Awards events like the Swansea Bay Young Achiever Awards are so important. There are so many truly talented and unsung young heroes in our area and sometimes the hard work and dedication that they put in go unnoticed. This kind of event gives these young people the recognition that they deserve and also helps to inspire other people too! Congratulations to all the winners.”
Find out more about Swansea Bay Radio at www.SwanseaBayRadio.wales and hear Lee on Drivetime weekdays between 3pm & 7pm!
Lee is very proud and honoured to announce that he’s accepted an invitation to become a patron of Stand Against Bullying, Bridgend (SAB). The organisation was set up by a group of young people aged between 11 and 25 years of age. They have formed their own project which is part of Mental Health Matters Wales, to raise awareness against bullying and provide support.
Lee said “1.5 million young people across the UK, that’s 50% have been bullied over the past year. Bullying comes in many forms and can affect people in so many ways. Many people who are bullied go on to suffer anxiety and depression issues. I was bullied when I was at school. As an adult, I look back at that time and realise that it affected me in a way that I didn’t realise. In later life, I have suffered from mental health issues which I have overcome with the support of a therapist, family and friends. Bullying earlier in life affected my later problems. I now speak about my mental health issues in the hope of helping others and becoming a patron of SAB gives me another platform on which to do this. I’m so proud of the work the young people at SAB are doing and will support them in any way that I can. I’m thrilled to be a part of this worthwhile project!”
The group currently meet once a month. After their initial committee meeting, they set up a youth club called Unlimited for its members and young people with low self-esteem and confidence issues that come from the effects of bullying.
They support Young Wales, a part of Children in Wales, and the Welsh Government providing workshops to gather information and improve the way bullying is dealt with, especially in schools and the community. The youngsters also take school assemblies and deliver workshops to educate and raise awareness against bullying to youth groups.
The group are very pleased that Lee has become a patron of SAB “Stand Against Bullying is thrilled to welcome Lee Jukes as a patron and look forward to his generous support and working together” – Finola Pickwell – Volunteer Development Officer.
Stand Against Bullying is currently looking for new members to join them from September. If you think that the group can help you, and you’re interested in finding out more, contact Finola at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SABBridgend.
The Pembrokeshire County show was held at the County show ground in Haverfordwest on the 15th, 16th and 17th August 2017. Traditionally, this is an agricultural show with lots of animals on display and competing across the three days. The Pembrokeshire show attracts around 30,000 people per day and is easily one of Wales’ largest agricultural shows!
Lee was proud to take his Drivetime show on the road and broadcast from Radio Pembrokeshire’s Radio Pod across the three days between 3pm and 7pm! There was lots of fun to be had on the Radio Pembrokeshire Sound Stage with plenty of entertainment. Local band Shooting Counters, Reggie & Bollie (X Factor), Karl Morgan and Into The Ark (The Voice UK) performed on stage across the three days!
Lee said “I’m proud to broadcast across Pembrokeshire. There are always lots of amazing events going on across the County. One of the jewels in the crown is the Pembrokeshire County show. The show was bustling this year and there was an amazing, unique atmosphere. Radio Pembrokeshire is proud to be the local radio station across such an amazing County. We pulled the stops out to cover this amazing event by broadcasting live from the show ground every day. Well done to everyone who pulled off another successful Pembrokeshire County show!”
Listen to Lee’s show on Radio Pembrokeshire weekdays between 3pm and 7pm!
Driving a tractor!
The Sound Stage
The Radio Pod
Lee on air!
There are so many unsung heroes in life. The kind of people who go above and beyond but rarely get the recognition they deserve. I love hosting events that help get that recognition for these special individuals. That’s why I’ve signed up to help host the Radio Carmarthenshire Local Hero Awards this year.
The glitzy ceremony will take place at Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli on Friday 7th July. I’ll be presenting alongside Radio Carmarthenshire’s reporter and good friend, Helen Enser Morgan.
You can find out more and listen to Radio Carmarthenshire online at www.RadioCarmarthenshire.wales!
Listen to Lee Jukes on Radio Carmarthenshire Drivetime weekdays between 3pm & 7pm!