The Mayor of Corby, Cllr Mohammed Rahman along with the Deputy Leader and Chief Executive of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Jean Addison and Norman Stronach met with local founder of Adrenaline Alley and charity leader, Mandy Young on Tuesday 27th November to congratulate her on her newly received MBE.
Mandy Young MBE was born and bred in Corby and received her medal on 13th November in recognition for services to young people in Corby.
Mandy has gone from being an apprentice hairdresser in 2002, to become the leading force behind the Adrenaline Alley charity developing it from its grass roots to an organization with over 115,000 members participating in urban sports such as BMX, skateboarding, inline skating, scootering and other community activities. The Corby venue is hailed as the biggest and best indoor/outdoor world class facility with opportunities to host a European training centre for Olympian athletes in readiness for the 2020 Olympics.
Mandy has developed Adrenaline Alley as a legacy to her late son, John, who sadly passed away at the age of 24 years.
Mandy Young MBE said:
'My vision is to replicate our business model to help other communities to develop social enterprises in the same way proving the social impact and health benefits that this type of facility contributes to community welfare.'
The Mayor of Corby, Cllr Mohammed Rahman, said:
'We are very proud of the work that Mandy has done over many years here in Corby to help start and develop the first class skating and urban sport facility, Adrenaline Alley. The MBE is very well deserved and we were extremely happy to welcome Mandy into our offices to personally congratulate her on her award.'