A tradition of giving at the High Sheriff Awards

The High Sheriff of Northumberland, Mr Willy Browne-Swinburne celebrated the achievements of young people and volunteers at an awards ceremony in Ashington. Through the High Sheriff of Northumberland Fund at the Community Foundation, 67 awards totalling £45,250 were distributed with the top prize of £2,000 going to Real Deal Plus, a neighbourhood project in Ashington.

The ceremony was attended by Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland who gave a speech about how the award winners are the pride of Northumberland and the torch bearers of the future.

The High Sheriff of Northumberland, Mr Willy Browne-Swinburne said:

“The High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards aims to recognise those in the community who support young people in their transition to adulthood. We recognise the good work of scout groups, sporting clubs and youth projects and believe in the importance of recognising the good citizenship of people in our great county.”

“I’d like to thank all of the donors to the Fund during my Shrieval year. Thanks to the support of local trusts, businesses, and individuals we have been able to recognise the work of young people and volunteers for their outstanding achievements.”

Reverend Davey Falcus of Real Deal Plus adds:

“The High Sheriff’s Fund is a great opportunity for our young people to be recognised. Real Deal Plus is a highly valued organisation in the area offering an excellent youth provision. We believe firmly about the importance of personal growth our team work hard to boost confidence of young people and equip them with useful communication, planning and enterprise skills.

“The award of £2,000 will help us to purchase resources for future activities, and we must say a huge thank you to all at the Community Foundation and to Willy Browne-Swinburne, the High Sheriff of Northumberland.“

Iain Riddell, Development and Marketing Officer at the Community Foundation adds:

“The High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards at the Community Foundation recognise local youth organisations and their leaders who work hard to engage young people in healthy, constructive and interesting activities which in turn help to reduce anti-social behaviour and promote good citizenship.

“In 2017 we have made 67 awards of £45,250 across the whole of Northumberland. From the Berwick Youth Project and Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club in the North through to Riding for the Disabled in Morpeth, Visual Arts in Rural Communities in Hexham, and many many more.

“If you would like to be considered for an award in the future then please reach out to the Community Foundation.”

For more information visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk

Posted on 29/03/2017 @ 2:59 pm
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