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Awards attended by PCC showcase remarkable work of young people


PCC Sue Mountstevens with Kwabena Edwards who won Community Action Award

Olympians, local dignitaries and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens were amongst guests who came together to recognise the contribution of young people at Bristol Young Heroes Awards on Friday, March 28.

The Awards at The Thistle Hotel, recognised the valuable input of Bristol’s young people (aged 11-19).  In particular those who overcome difficult circumstances, make a difference in the lives of others or achieve great things.

Ms Mountstevens, who was invited to present an award, was joined by Olympians Amy Williams MBE and Jenny Jones.  Local ITV weatherman Alex Beresford was also present as well as Lord Mayor Faruk Choudhury and DJ Krust (Kirk Thompson).

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Attending the Young Heroes Awards night was an absolute privilege. Far too often young people are criticised and it was fabulous to spend an evening recognising their outstanding work.” 

Amy Williams MBE said: “The awards are a great event highlighting our local young people who have gone through some tough experiences and who have done some exceptional things for others.  I am extremely proud to have been part of the evening.”

Award winning categories included academic achievement, community action presented by the PCC, contribution to the arts, inspirational volunteer, young carer, sporting achievement, courage and bravery and overcoming illness or disability.

Sue continued: “To see the remarkable work of some of our finest young people, their talent, their enthusiasm and their quest to improve the lives of others was truly inspirational.”

Amongst the winners was Fahma Mohamed who was awarded the Courage and Bravery Award.  PCC Sue Mountstevens is a strong supporter of Fahma particularly in her campaign against raising awareness of Female Genital Mutilation.

On the evening, winners received a trophy to commemorate their achievement and at the end of the night the Overall Young Hero 2014 was announced. 

To find out more about the Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2014 and to see pictures from the night visit www.bristolyoungheroesawards.co.uk

Posted on Wednesday 2nd April 2014
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