On 22nd November Sophie hit London with Film Cuts Club leaders, Mark & Benn Turton.
We had a grand day out as finalists for the Arts & Culture Award. Which was a fantastic achievement, in a shortlist of only 4 organisations from across the country, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rhythmix who cover South West England and Curious Minds, who are the Arts Council ‘Bridge Organisation’ for North West England.
We didn’t win, but we met some lovely people working hard for young people all around the country. It was just brilliant to be part of the Children and Young People Now year of 2017, and it’s so valuable for small charities like us to be considered on a level playing field with the big regional and national organisations. We enjoyed meeting some of the other nominees in our category and swapping notes.
Curious Minds won the Arts and Culture Award for all their work across the North West, and we had a great chat with Rhythmix from the South East who won the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award!
Children and Young People Now is the leading national magazine for professionals working in the sector and they launched the awards in 2006.
The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. They provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public.
And they present a tremendous showcase of learning and best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all. The awards recognise initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families.