Wow, what an evening!
Thursday 28 June 2018 showcased a range of talent and compassion from Hertfordshire. Pro-Action hosted our annual Awards Evening at Beales Hotel in Hatfield.
With over 120 guests in attendance, we had young people and their families waiting to discover whether they had won a prize in our first ever YAMA Young Person's Photography Competition, as well as many people nominated for one of our coveted awards celebrating youth and children's work in Hertfordshire.
The evening began with a warm welcome from our CEO Dave and a short presentation on the work we do in the county, supporting our Members to enrich young lives, through our key areas of Safeguarding, Quality and Wellbeing. Our Chair, Siobhan Purvis introduced herself and the trustees around the room, launching the awards.
What followed was an evening of glamour, surprise, recognition and a lucky deck of cards. Thank you all for making it such a memorable event.
We also received lots of positive feedback from guests who expressed their enjoyment of being able to share the special occasion with our other Members.
One guest said: 'Amazing event! So nice to see the hard work of volunteers begin recognised.'
Another stated how impacting it was to hear the inspiring stories of our nominated finalists: 'One of the few award ceremonies to read why people have been nominated. Loved this as it's so important for nominees to hear.'
Congratulations to all our winners on the night, some of which are photographed in the gallery below!
The following were awarded:
VOLUNTEER AWARD 2018
Winner: Paula English of Hitchin Swimming Club
2nd Place: Cedric Kiwanuka of Herts Young Homeless
3rd Place Joint: James Mostyn of Hertford & Ware Volunteer Police Cadets & Amanda Farrant of Playskill
CHILDREN’S WORKER AWARD 2018
Winner: Naomi Armenian of Fusion Childcare Services
2nd Place: Jade Cook of Herts Inclusive Theatre
3rd Place: Adam Baker of Stevenage Sporting Futures Team
YOUTH WORKER AWARD 2018
Winner: Monika Orzel of Herts Young Homeless
2nd Place: Jess Perry of One YMCA
3rd Place: Hannah Price of One YMCA
YOUNG VOLUNTEER AWARD 2018
Winner: Tea Praw of Hertford & Ware Volunteer Police Cadets
2nd Place: Tia Bick of Carer's in Hertfordshire
3rd Place: Tyler Brooks of Fixation Theatre Company
LONG SERVICE VOLUNTEER AWARD 2018
Winner: Norman & Beryl Cook of Sea Lion Swimming Club
2nd Place: Alan Doggett of Hitchin Youth Trust
OUTSTANDING QUALITY AWARD 2018: Fusion Childcare Services
PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018: Neil Williams
MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018: Fixation Theatre Company
To find out about the winners of our YAMA Young Person's Photography Competition, please visit here.
To view all the images from the evening please visit here.