Awards shortlist for inspiring learner

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A Morecambe man has been shortlisted for a regional learndirect Inspiration Award.

David Allinson has been nominated in the inspiring learner category for the north region.

This award celebrates learners who have overcome disabilities or difficult circumstances to succeed with learndirect and who have gone on to improve their life as a result.

Having started out at learndirect as a learner with really low confidence after leaving his job due to debilitating mental health issues, David has turned his life around. . He started volunteering for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) on their Archive & Heritage project, making LGB&T history more accessible to those who may not have much knowledge in this area.

David said: “I am incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for a learndirect Inspiration Award.”

The regional winners in the north will be announced at a ceremony to be held on May 13.

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