On Saturday 10th February 2018 Children, Young People, Parents, Carers, and representatives of the business and charity sector gathered at The Peace Centre to celebrate, the annual Warrington Youth Awards.
The Warrington Youth Awards recognises the achievements of children and young people from across Warrington and also celebrates the people and organisations that support young people.
Over 130 people of all ages joined Onside Warrington Youth Club to celebrate the amazing achievements of local children and young people. Jaspers Catering provided a beautiful Afternoon tea and guests enjoyed entertainment from a young lady involved in the performing arts project, ‘Immortal Dreams’.
The ceremony was supported by local businesses and charities including European Metal Recycling (EMR), Sharples Group, The Briggs Charitable Trust, Amathus, Nichols plc, Xpress Legal, Jaspers Catering, Adele Carr Financial Recruitment, Faisal Rashid MP and Wire FM who took to the stage to award certificates and trophies to young people on recognition of their achievements in categories such as:
Learning & Achievement, Arts, Music and Theatre, Sport, Young Entrepreneur, Young Volunteer, Personal Journey, Inspiring Young People to Achieve, Business of the Year, Sport, Community Impact and Future Leaders.
A full list of categories, winners and sponsors along with pictures of the day will be available on Warrington Youth Clubs website very soon!
This year’s ceremony ended with the Candice Roberts Award, which commemorates a young woman who volunteered for Onside Warrington Youth Club before her life was tragically cut short on her 26th Birthday as a result of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The Candice Roberts Award was presented by Cheryl Siddall, Candice’s sister, and recognised a young person who has overcome extreme challenges. The award was presented to Emily Hannon, a young lady that despite her own difficulties has continued to support other young people in Warrington, never giving up despite how she was feeling and becoming a true inspiration for young people.
Dave McNicholl, Chief Executive of Onside Warrington Youth Club, commented: “This event has been a true reminder of the amazing impact young people can have on their local community. Every nominee should be incredibly proud of the difference they have made, not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of other young people across Warrington.”
Mark Brocklehurst, Chair of Onside Warrington Youth Club, stated, “ The Youth Awards has been a fantastic event which has provided a platform for the business community of Warrington to both support and recognise the incredible and inspirational efforts of Young People. The future of Warrington is looking very bright!”
“We would like to express our gratitude to the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs Sarah Callander-Beckett, and to the business community for supporting this event. We look forward to working with them in the future.”