The Youth Association was proud to host the second Hexthorpe Community Awards event, which, following last year, had another great turn out of over 100 people.
Throughout November, over 100 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. The battle for both awards were extremely close, with the 5 nominated businesses going head to head to win the appreciation of local people and the 5 community services and their workers competing for recognition.
Alongside this, local young people and local volunteers had been nominated for awards by local services and this was a well-deserved recognition for their hard work and efforts.
Here were some of the winners
The Roma Girls group have been working with our youth workers and performed two dances on the night. They also produced wonderful artwork for the event, delivering a positive message that promoted positive body image and the power of inspiring inner qualities. The artwork captured the efforts the girls have made over several months in their girls’ empowerment project.
Another superb dance group also performed – these girls have been working with Chloe Craven at King’s Cross Church and offered to be part of TYA’s event alongside the Roma Girls.
Other notable people also supported the event. Nicola Parker-Watts – Head of Hexthorpe Primary Academy (Astrea) – was the key-note speaker and discussed all the great things going on at the school. Natalia Tancosova, aged 15 was instrumental to the event, translating all spoken words into Slovak and Romanes – a language spoken by some of the attendees on the night.
A huge thanks goes out to organizations that have supported the event. EXPECT Youth, the Doncaster Opportunity Area and the National Lottery Community Fund have offered continued support, Doncaster Indoor Bowling Club hosted us for the night and JAG Discos played a complimentary set. Many thanks to all!!