Young woman recognised for her work to protect young tourists in Mallorca

Georgia Hague explains her campaign Credit: YouTube

THERE was a very young recipient of the British Empire Medal in the recent Queen’s Honours List as Georgia Hague who lives in Magaluf was recognised for her work in trying to persuade youngsters visiting the resort not to go ‘balconing’.
She was devastated when a friend of hers fell from the seventh floor of an apartment block and she vowed to do what she could to try to ensure that no-one else would be a victim of their own stupidity.
Working with the British Embassy, she promotes the concept ‘Don’t Leave a Friend Behind’ by distributing leaflets and putting up posters in the towns hotspots as well as producing videos explaining the consequences of what had become a so called ‘rite of passage’ for many young British tourists.
British Ambassador to Madrid, Hugh Elliott tweeted his congratulations and said “Tremendously proud of the work so many Brits do in their communities here.”
As reported in the Diario de Mallorca, Georgia commented; “I am very grateful and honoured to have been recognized for my efforts in Mallorca. If the campaign helped save a single life, that means a lot to me.”

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