Student receives national award from Cameron


By Joe Young – Reporter

A UCLan student has been award the Points of Light Award by David Cameron.

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen  was awarded the Points of Light award after raising over £50,000 for  homeless charity.

The Points of Light Award is a scheme set-up by the Government to recognise those who make a difference in their community and inspire others to do the same. She is now the 293rd Point of Light in Britain.

Last year Dominique was in the media after a homeless man gave her £3 so she could get home after losing her bank card. Touched by the gesture, Dominique decided to try and raise £12,500 so the homeless man, known only as Robbie, would be able to put a deposit down on a flat.

Dominique smashed her target, raising almost £50,000 to help those who were homeless in Preston.

Dominique, the winner of Miss Preston 2015, received her award after hearing a speech written by Prime Minister David Cameron.

She used her acceptance speech to thank her nominators for the award and to commend the work of the other volunteers present.

She also made The Independent’s 100 Happy List, a list of people who make Britain a nicer place to be.


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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.
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