Inspirational young people from Dudley celebrated at Youth Awards

Inspirational young people from across Dudley Borough were celebrated at the Dudley Youth Council annual awards ceremony.

Organised by Dudley Youth Council with support from the Council, awards were given in nine prestigious categories at Dudley College.

The parents of Ben Corfield who tragically passed away in November 2022 accepted a posthumous award on his behalf. Ben was heavily involved in making a difference in the community and the award, which has been named in his memory, will be open to other young people to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond and are making continuous efforts in their community.

Other awards presented during the evening include the leadership award, which went to Duncan Barnett, Madina Morton, and Chloe Homer for providing a youth voice and contributing to the recruitment of staff within family solutions.

Mahamat Allamine was recognised for his educational achievements in the contribution to school and further education category and Marcus Lowe picked up the gong for creativity in recognition of his musical ability. The award for sport went to Imogen Campbell, who won gold at last year’s Commonwealth Clubs Karate Championships.

The young carers award went to an inspiring unpaid carer, while the community and voluntary award went to Race Against Myself, a group of young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities who are working to support professionals make changes and address racial disparity.

Chloe Yeardley, an active member of St. John's Ambulance was awarded the inspiration award and Charlotte Maher-Butler and Hayley Turner were given the inspiring futures award in recognition of their voluntary work at All Stars Youth Club. Catherine Driscoll, director for children’s services, said:

"I have true admiration for every young person who was nominated for a youth award this year and I congratulate every single nominee and winner for their efforts.

"There are so many inspiring stories of young people in our borough who are going above and beyond to help others, make a difference in their community or inspire the next generation of youngsters.

"As a child friendly borough with an ambition to see all children and young people reach their potential, I’m delighted we’re able to take a moment to formally celebrate the achievements of our young people."


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