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Monday, February 10, 2014

Youth centre project shortlisted for top award

Denbighshire Youth Service are celebrating after being shortlisted for four major honours at this year's Welsh Government Excellence Awards.

Llangollen Youth Centre Education Project has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Supporting Young People into Education, Employment and Training category.

Abigail Davies from Ruthin Youth Club has been shortlisted for Outstanding Volunteer

Nick Hargraves has been nominated in the Your Choice Category for his work with Ruthin Youth Club's Duke of Edinburgh programme. Nominated and voted for by young people.

Abigail Zurowski has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Part Time Youth Worker Award.

The awards will take place in Cardiff on February 20.

Jamie Groves, Denbighshire's Head of Communication, Marketing and Leisure, said: "This is a tremendous achievement. To be shortlisted for national honours in youth work is a testament to all the hard work going on in our Youth Service to provide the best possible provision across the county.

"We have developed a service that provides sector leading practice and I am proud of the whole team for their commitment, enthusiasm and dedication.

"This is not the first time for Denbighshire Youth Service to be recognised at the Awards. We have won national awards from the Welsh Government for the past three years and this is the fourth time for Denbighshire to be shortlisted in categories. We are proud of the fact that we have gained a national reputation for excellence".

Roger Ellerton, Lead Officer: Libraries, Arts and Young people, said: "The competition for these awards is really tough and shows the tremendous of good work going on across Wales to develop services for our young people.  

"In Denbighshire, we aim to be innovative and creative in our approach to working with young people and have a motivated team of talented individuals working tirelessly to improve the offer.  

"Our youth workers are great ambassadors for the Council and for youth work generally and I wish them every success at the awards".

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