On Thursday 10th December we were invited along with a group of young people to the Baltic in Gateshead for the 6th Annual PoSBO Awards hosted by Youth Focus North East. The awards are held each year to celebrate young people in the North East and all of the fantastic work involved in supporting these young people.
This year we were shortlisted for 3 Awards:
The Intergenerational Award
The Best Youth Project
The Participation Award
We were the only organisation that were shortlisted for more than one award so we were very honoured and the young people were very excited and proud.
The night began with a red carpet arrival and entertainment was provided by the very talented Millie Eve and then the winners were announced….
The first award we were up for was the Intergenerational award, we were nominated for this because of all of the fabulous work we have done to bridge the gap between the older and younger generation in Blyth- we were up against Northumbria University for this particular award and to our delight we won! This means so much to us as all of our youth workers and young people have worked incredibly hard and this is a real achievement and we are so proud to have this work recognised. Georgia, Abbigail, Keighleigh and Paul went on to the stage to collect the award that was sponsored by Gentoo and were very excited!
The night continued with a delicious buffet and more entertainment courtesy of Kieran Scaplehorn, the next two awards we were shortlisted for we didn’t win but were honoured just to be nominated alongside other fantastic projects. Just to be recognised in three categories for the brilliant work we have done was such an achievement in itself and the young people were so happy!
The whole night from start to finish was incredible and credit must go to the talented Steering Group from Youth Focus North East who organised the event.
We are overjoyed to have won and our young people will be celebrating our win with their Christmas Party next week!