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CHSA’s 2020 Undergraduate Bursary winners announced

Published 19th August, 2020 by Neil Nixon

CHSA’s 2020 Undergraduate Bursary winners announced

Three talented and hard-working young people - Sidney Beckles, Garry Richford and Anya Squires - have been named as the recipients of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) 2020 Undergraduate Bursaries.

Going to King’s College London to study Philosophy, Sidney Beckles’ mother works for Comax UK Healthline. Sidney volunteered at a care home whilst taking her A levels, valuing the opportunity to engage with a range of different people. She intends to use the bursary to fund extra-curricular learning and development opportunities.

Garry Richford is going to the University of the West of Scotland to study Environmental Health. His mother works at Cleaning & Wiping Supplies. Committed to taking care of the environment, Garry was part of his school’s team working hard to keep its Green Flag, which is awarded by Keep Scotland Beautiful. He intends to use the bursary to support his studies.

Anya Squires, whose father works at Polyco Healthline, is going to the University of Lincoln to study Bio Medical Science. Anya has a track record of raising money for charity, running her school’s charity week, and intends to use the bursary to fund her placement year in industry.

Applicants were assessed by a judging panel, led by CHSA vice president and treasurer, David Garcia, according to need, worthiness, endeavour, and overall performance.

David Garcia said: “This year has been particularly challenging - all would have been worthy recipients of the award and the discussion at the end of the day was rigorous! Perhaps more than ever before, there were a lot of stand-out applicants, some because of their hard work, determination and achievements and others because of the way in which they have overcome personal challenges to get to university. Selecting the final three was an incredibly difficult process! We are delighted to award the bursaries to Anya, Garry and Sidney. We wish them, and all the applicants, the very best as they start their university careers this autumn.”

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