Pro Action Awards
We had various nominations for YMCA projects and volunteers this year, and we were very proud of our volunteers Debbie and Serena who support Watford youth clubs and were both nominated for their contribution to the YMCA youth work team.
We were really pleased to accept a runners up award for ‘Outstanding Quality Mark’ for the Great Offley Youth Club, YMCA have led the youth work delivery for the Great Offley Youth Club since February.
We also cheered on one of the Great Ashby Youth Club volunteers who collected a runners up award for Member of the year, YMCA have worked in partnership with the community to deliver this youth club for over a year now.
Great Ashby Community Council AGM
Last year we were delighted to be named the 2014-2015 charity of the year by the then council chair Neil Williams,our Youth Work Manager Kelly Hockleywe attended the AGM of the council this month, where YMCA was presented with a cheque for £200. They also presented one of our team member, Liam Harrison, with an award as ‘Community Champion’ for his commitment to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of local young people.
Student Union Awards
One of our volunteers received an award for her volunteering with Space Hatfield Youth team through the student union awards, which was delivered in conjunction with the community policing team. She came second!
Emily says ‘I wanted to thank you so much for the nomination I was so shocked I really was not expecting it! I came second and received a certificate from the police and £75 worth of shopping vouchers! It was a really good evening!!Thank you! It means a lot to be nominated for something like that and such a great way to end the year on, when I move back home I will look to volunteer for my local YMCA!’