Triple gold for Duke of Edinburgh siblings from Huntingdonshire

PUBLISHED: 15:20 11 January 2014

Pictured at Hinchingbrooke House are (from left) Jamie and Zoe Fox, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly, Sawtry DofE instructor Jane Newton, Colin Fox and Sawtry DofE instructor ?? Fitzpatrick.

Pictured at Hinchingbrooke House are (from left) Jamie and Zoe Fox, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly, Sawtry DofE instructor Jane Newton, Colin Fox and Sawtry DofE instructor ?? Fitzpatrick.

Archant

Twins Colin and Jamie Fox have followed in the footsteps of their big sister Zoe and made it a hat-trick of gold Duke of Edinburgh awards held by members of the same family.

The 19-year-olds completed the highest award the scheme has to offer earlier this year, two years after their 23-year-old sibling.

They received certificates of congratulations from the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly at Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon on Saturday (January 4), watched by their proud parents Sarah and Colin, from Winwick.

Like Zoe, the twins completed the award scheme via Sawtry Open Award Unit.

DofE co-ordinator at Sawtry, Jane Newton, said: “This is my 20th year as a co-ordinator and this is our first treble in a generation.

“It’s quite an achievement. They started at 14 in Year 10 and put a lot of hard work into it.”

The scheme tests youngsters in categories including volunteering, physical, skill, expedition and residential.

Colin, who is studying mechanical engineering at Coventry University, and Jamie, who is at Oxford Brookes studying 
motorsport engineering, completed the award by carrying out the same activities.

For the skill section, together with their dad, they took part in a national karting competition, finishing third overall in 2012; their expedition was canoeing the River Spey in Scotland; the voluntary service they performed was as young leaders for 1st Brington Scouts; and for the physical category they played badminton. They also went to the Outward Bound Trust centre in Aberdovey, Snowdonia.

Zoe’s gold included climbing and wild camping in the north of Scotland.

Jamie said: “I have lots of new friends and did lots of things that I otherwise would not have done, including karting.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:46

Upwood Primary School has again been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Yesterday, 11:13

A former Littlehey Prison worker is to appear at an employment tribunal today (Thursday) to challenge a ruling over his right to read Bible passages to fellow inmates.

Yesterday, 09:33

For most visitors the Time and Tide Museum’s new Titanic exhibition is a glimpse into one of the most significant of historical events.

Yesterday, 07:54

The owner of a health food store which has been supplying shoppers in St Neots for more than three decades will retire later this month.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter