Emma Fakes , photographed on the cover of this February Thurston Newsletter has been given Suffolk Libraries Young Volunteer of the Year Award 2019. She started the Thurston Library Manga Club nearly 3 years ago which has now grown to 16 enthusiastic members. They all love being part of the group!
Emma is a very capable facilitator of this unique group of teenagers. It is understood to be the only teenage group meeting regularly in Suffolk Libraries. Emma puts an enormous amount of personal time into organising projects for the Manga Club, and obtaining the resources for the projects as well as running activities every other Saturday.
Emma has also been involved with the Film Making project at Thurston under The Arts Council England (ACE) sponsorship of Suffolk Libraries as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).