Heath has volunteered in two local Primary schools for around 6 years now. In the first school as part of the national 'Right to Read' scheme, he helped year 3/4 pupils who needed extra help with their reading skills, receiving much praise not just from the teachers, but also from several parents who saw a real improvement not just in their reading, but also their levels of self-confidence..
Having seen the huge positive effect this had on the children, he now spends more time in another Primary school, where Heath works with 5 different year groups helping with reading, arithmetic and comprehension, and works with several pupils with Autism.
In addition, he is a member of Halifax Harriers Athletic Club, where he coaches the under 11 athletes, is an active member of their race committee, and the race director for a 10K Fell race. As well as acting a positive role model, supports and raises money for the development of junior sport at a grass roots level and promotes health & fitness, teamwork and fairplay, all of which are important life skills. I feel Heath is an inspiration to us all. He does so much for the wider community, yet he rarely talks about it unless you ask him. He just gets on with it (and also does a great day job by the way). He makes it work because he is passionate and wants to give something back. I think he deserves to be recognised for doing so much and really giving back to the community.