NOTTINGHAM, England (April 15th, 2009) — Luxfer Gas Cylinders will sponsor local student Scott Harrison in his attempt to climb the Austrian Alps and eventually Mount Kilimanjaro in pursuit of a “gold” Duke Of Edinburgh award.

Launched in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds. It now has the widest reach of any UK youth charity, with 275,000 young people (including 30,000 from disadvantaged backgrounds) undertaking programmes to inspire, guide and support them in their self-development. Different levels of awards recognise their achievements.

Vicky Butler, Luxfer marketing manager, said: “Scott’s mother, Sharma, is a production planner at Luxfer’s Nottingham site, as well as an active fund-raising campaigner for the Gold Challenge. To date, the Duke Of Edinburgh scheme has helped four million people in the UK and, thanks to more than 120 sister organisations, another two million internationally. For our small part, we are delighted to help support Scott throughout the challenge, during which he will also raise awareness for this deserving and hard-working charity.”

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