When TSS student Josh Capper heard about the horrific floods which hit the area on Boxing Day his immediate reaction was to help in whatever way he could.

Joining other members of the community at Baildon and Shipley Flood Relief Group, based at Shipley Salvation Army, Josh undertook an array of duties, including accepting donations, preparing food parcels and distributing them to people in need, being part of the clean-up team at the Half Moon Café and cricket pavilion.

Josh rolled up his sleeves and got stuck in and not content with working during the day Josh also continued into the evening, filling sand bags at the Stockbridge depot in order to bring them back to give to very worried business and home owners.

Pip Lee Meer on behalf of the Baildon and Shipley Flood Relief Group said:

“Josh was a valued member of the team that week, from first arriving on the Sunday morning with a big smile on his face offering to help, it is commendable. Josh is an asset to his parents, school, community and the Scouts. He really made a difference to many people’s lives that week; he should be very proud of himself.”