Rob is an inspiring young man who has served his local and community faithfully through the Scout Association and the medium of music. He is self-motivated as demonstrated by the achievement of the Queen's Scout and the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards working largely independently. He enjoys taking responsibility and helping other young people make the most of themselves - whether it be ensuring 2 children with learning difficulties were able to participate fully in the Akeman Street Church Youth Club for 5-11 year-olds; supporting 1st Tring Cubs as a Young Leader and helping to run camps; being a Mountain Leader for Oddy Explorer Scouts; or as a leader in Tring School Windband with responsibility for running section rehearsals and as a sub-group leader (responsible for health, safety and well-being of 8 - 10 students) whilst on tours within the UK and abroad. As well as his volunteering with Scouts and School, Rob has found time to play trombone and bassoon to a high standard in 3 county youth orchestras and at university. He is also an active sportsman playing 1st XV rugby whilst as school and now rowing in the Imperial College London Novice First Eight, achieving bronze at British University & College Sports (BUCS) Winter Head race. What makes Rob's contribution all the more remarkable is that he sustained a severe spine injury at school whilst playing rugby and fought back to full fitness to be able to continue his diverse service, scouts, sports and musical activities.