Jun 2023

Gold for Charlotte

by Sophia Darke

We are very proud to announce that our graduate engineer Charlotte Spreckley has been awarded the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Every young person who achieves their Gold Award is invited to attend a celebration event at a Royal Palace, attended by a member of the Royal Family. In Charlotte’s case, her event was hosted by Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh and new patron of the DofE Award.

Charlotte said: “Having recently come back from attending the awards ceremony in Buckingham Palace’s gardens, I have been reflecting on what I achieved to complete my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. As part of my Gold DofE, I completed more than 100 hours of volunteering and my BCU 2 Star qualification; the latter of which came in handy for our water-based expedition.

“On our expedition, we kayaked over 75 miles over 4 days on the River Wye between Hay-on-Wye and Monmouth, picking up litter and other debris from the river as we went. Our favourite piece we picked up was a large inflatable dinghy!

“I’m glad I got the opportunity to complete my Gold DofE award and value the experiences it gave me. I look forward to putting the skills I learnt into practice.”

Well done to Charlotte from everyone at PCA Consulting. We are proud of you.