Celebrating the Greatness of Great Horton

The Youth Association was proud to host the Great Horton Jubilee Festival, to celebrate all the amazing people of Great Horton and all their hard work!

Over the month of May, over 100 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Great Horton. The battle for both awards were extremely close, with the 4 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..

Revolution Dance graced the audience with an outstanding performance, not only with their choreography but their impressive gymnastic skills!

Our StreetVoice groups who have been working with our youth workers had their awareness campaigns shown. One campaign was delivering the message of the consequences of carrying knives and the other campaign to raise awareness of the potential dangers of drugs and the importance of reaching out if you are struggling.

Our Girls group won above and beyond award to celebrate their longstanding hard work for their community. They had produced wonderful artwork on the walls of the community centre, delivering a positive message around the importance of community, celebrating differences and being stronger together.

Alison Lowe OBE Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime at West Yorkshire was the key note speaker, she is a strong inspiring female role model and spoke from the heart in her moving speech which captured the attention of the audience, giving the message “It doesn’t matter where you start off you can always achieve your dreams”.

A huge thanks goes out to all the organisations involved from West Yorkshire Revolution Dance, Bradford South Youth Service, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Coop Academy Grange, Bradford Council, Joanne Dodds, Great Horton Community Centre and Life Experience .

Thank you to our funders Leeds Community FoundationMayor’s Safer Communities Fund, Pears youth fund, and Bradford council! 

Finally, thank you to all who attended!

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