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Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick, with the Mayoress, SI Bournemouth members and Jermain Defoe


Members of SI Bournemouth were delighted to join the Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick and the Mayoress, who hosted a buffet reception for recipients of the recent HM The Queen’s Honours.

SI Bournemouth received the QAVS for their STEM Challenge project with Y8 & Y9 girls. It was a pleasure for members to meet other recipients and learn about their varied backgrounds – Lifesaving, Micronav- producing simulators for training air traffic controllers – and AFC Bournemouth team member, Jermain Defoe, who set up the Jermain Defoe Foundation initially to support homeless, vulnerable and abused children in his family’s home country of St Lucia and has now expanded support to surrounding Caribbean islands.