Day 31 – 24th March 2021 – Henry

Our youngest recipient so far for the Lundie Memorial Medal and Award is Henry Stapleton of East Midlands Synod who was nominated by church elder Joy Rice. This is what she told us about Henry:

“I wish to nominate Henry Stapleton as he has been the answer to prayer and an inspiration to me.

Imagine you are the village head man in York Village, Freetown. Sierra Leone. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of your village’s founding. Back in 1819, freed slaves moved back and started living there so now is the time to celebrate. You are asked what you want for their village to celebrate and you say ‘street lights’. It goes dark at around 7pm and there is no electricity in York Village, Freetown.

Meanwhile in Nottingham there is a seven year old boy with a fascination for streetlights…