Not many six-year-olds – let alone adults – can say they’ve raised more than £8,000 for charity: but Verity Seignot-Griffiths can.

There were some awestruck faces in Forest Community Centre last Wednesday when the youngster’s tales were recalled during the Community Award section of the Annual (Whitehill) Town Assembly.

Verity was one of three youngsters to receive an Outstanding Young Person’s award from Whitehill & Bordon mayor, Cllr Leeroy Scott, during the showpiece event.

Her fundraising exploits have included riding five kilometres on her Shetland pony in aid of Riding for the Disabled, just days after her first birthday, and walking 7,000 steps a day for a month for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. She has also completed numerous sponsored challenges, and always with a smile on her face.

Verity was one of two children in Years 1-6 to receive an Outstanding Young Person’s award, with St Matthew’s pupil Isabelle Lambert being another. She was recognised for her “buddy” work with a SEND pupil in reception class, and has been an “absolute star” in helping them with lunch, playing outside and walking them to church.

Woolmer Forest Timebank was presented with the Outstanding Group award for “changing the lives of so many local people” while Chime Carlin picked up the Outstanding Adult award for her work with the Karma Café and Quiet Café.

Cllr Scott said: “She will see individuals on a one-to-one basis, but also enables them to meet other people in the community, gets them out of the house, and encourages new friendships.

“Everyone who comes to these cafes has nothing but praise for Chime.”

Finally, Oakmoor student Will Sharps was presented with the Outstanding Young Person award for Years 7-13 for his achievements with the Hampshire Youth Country Orchestra and his election to the UK Youth Parliament.