Children North East win TWO High Sheriff Awards!

Children North East are thrilled to announce that they have received Awards from both the Northumberland and Tyne and Wear High Sheriffs, in recognition of ‘great and valuable services to the community’. 

Presented to the charity in March, the Awards also ‘recognise the appreciation of the residents of each High Sheriff’s county for activity and contribution in enhancing life of the community’. A High Sheriff is a Royal appointed role, who acts as a voluntary ambassador for their local communities for a year. This year the post was held by James Royds in Northumberland and David Bavaird in Tyne and Wear. 

The Awards were judged on a range of categories, including your experience, how you meet the needs of your community and how ‘open to everyone’ the services you provide are. 

Leigh Elliott, Chief Executive at Children North East, commented, “We are very proud to be recognised by these prestigious Awards in both Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. They are testament to the incredible hard work of our teams delivering services in communities across the region, who go above and beyond to provide life-changing help and work hard to understand the communities they serve.” 

Two of our youth workers, Teresa Bromilow and Robyn Andrews, attended a special celebration event for 150 guests aged from eight to 80 at the Alnwick Playhouse. They were joined by two young people supported by the projects run by the charity.  

Teresa explains, “It was wonderful not just to be recognised by the High Sheriff Awards, but also to be able to share that celebration with two of the young people from the Children North East community. To give them a chance to attend this type of event and meet inspiring people from across the region is very special.” 

Organisations recognised by the Awards receive £700 towards their work, which Children North East will use towards funding Forest School sessions in Northumberland and education youth work sessions in Tyne and Wear.