A Knowle West charity has been recognised for its work at the Children and Young People Now 2015 Awards – by winning the National Youth Work category.
Youth Moves based at The Park attended the ceremony in Fulham, West London which was hosted by Cerrie Burnell, the children’s author and presenter for BBC children’s channel CBeebies.
Opening the event, Children and Young People (CYP) Now editor-in-chief Ravi Chandiramani said: “The 2015 awards have been the most keenly contested yet. This year we received a record number of entries, up 28 per cent on last year alone.
“These organisations look beyond any professional silos and are all united by the desire and determination to do the best for children and young people, whatever that takes.”
Youth Moves Manage Alistair Dale said “We were humbled to be recognised by our peers and even to be nominated was amazing.
“To find out we had won the award was incredible and a real endorsement of all the hard work of the staff, volunteers and all associated with Youth Moves in improving the lives of young people in South Bristol.”
The award ended a very successful year for the organisation which also received a visit from the Duke of Gloucestershire in November.
Local volunteer Lev Hodge who works with Youth Moves won Volunteer of the Year at the Duke of Gloucester awards earlier in 2015 for his role in providing positive activities to young people.
Levi told The Knowledge: “Youth Moves is an organisation that means an awful lot to me. This is because they helped me change my life around and get back in to school, as well as supporting me through tough times, like the passing of my mum.
“I am so happy that Youth Moves have won a national award and have been recognised for the amazing work they do for the young people in South Bristol! I am proud to be a part of a fantastic organisation and I can honestly say that South Bristol would not be the same without Youth Moves.”