LAST Friday saw the first ever Wirral Youth Heroes Awards ceremony.
Martin Dickson and Jaimie Fernihough decided to set up these awards in the aftermath of the summer riots in order to show the good work young people are doing and to counter balance what had happened in the summer.
Jaimie explained when she came to see me at the end of last summer that the riots were awful but that doesn’t mean that every teenager wants to go out and do that. I totally agreed with her and said this was a brilliant initiative by her and the youth of Wirral.
Friends, relatives and teachers were all encouraged to put forward young people who they felt deserved recognition for their community spirit or sheer goodwill.
The categories were: Great Sporting Achievement; Contribution to the Arts; Overcoming Illness/Disability; Courage and Bravery, Enterprise; Educational Achievement; Community Action; Inspirational Volunteer; and Young Carer.
The ceremony was hosted by Coronation Street star Andrew Lancel who did a truly fabulous job.
Huge congratulations to the nominees and winners, as well as their families and friends. It was a wonderful night and hopefully now an annual date in the Wirral calendar.
Adding to the positive things Wirral youth do this Friday, March 2 from 1-5pm at West Kirby Concourse I’ll be hosting the second Wirral Youth Summit.
This is an event for children and parents to find out more about careers, apprenticeships, universities and volunteering.
If you’d like to know more call the office on 0151 632 4348.