Hastings Youth Council celebrated the diversity and creativity of the Hastings youth scene on Sunday with an awards ceremony at East Sussex College Hastings where the 2019 Hastings Youth Awards were presented.
Among the 16 award winners were youth organisations, as well as outstanding individuals:
- Josh Aldridge, 16, from the Eggtooth project has become part of its performing arts section and has inspired other people to do the same.
- Jasmine Rumsey is a volunteer at Safe Space a refuge that is open from 10pm until 4am on Saturday nights. Safe Space provides a service for any vulnerable people in need on a Saturday evening. They also help to relieve the A&E department and ambulance call-outs during this time. Safe Space has trained welfare volunteers and first-aiders to deal with any medical treatments and can make well-being assessments.
Jordan Beaney, chair of Hastings Youth Council said: “The Hastings Youth Council is dedicated to improving the Hastings area for the young people in it. The Hastings Youth Awards are, in a sense, a reflection of that by acknowledging the accomplishments of organisations, groups and individuals who make a positive impact in the community.
“We help broadcast their aims and contributions to others and help highlight their importance to those who may have never heard of them. It also allows us, in the youth council the opportunity to be informed by those awarded about how we can help them in the future, such as through the use of grants”
Main photograph: Josh Aldridge, guitarist from the Eggtooth project
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