A record number of nominations were received for the annual Believe and Achieve Awards, celebrating the hard work of children and young people in care and care leavers in Bury.
Their achievements were honoured at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner held at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury Town Hall.
The nomination categories covered a wide range of achievements including Progress in Education, Employment and Training, Personal Achievement, Achievement in Sport, Physical Activity, Excellence in Arts, Drama and Music, Community Action and Volunteering and the Outstanding Achievements of a Care Leaver.
Children and young people were nominated by their schools, carers, families, care and support staff. This year there were 178 nominations received – a record number of nominations.
Councillor Rhyse Cathcart, deputy cabinet member for children and families, said: “It is important that we celebrate and highlight the hard work and achievements of our children and young people in care and care leavers; they are a credit to both themselves and the whole community of Bury. Many of these children have faced challenges and hardships in their lives and they still manage to excel and shine.”
The Believe and Achieve Awards Ceremony was a great success with many young people and dignitaries in attendance including The Mayor of Bury, Cllr Trevor Holt.
The event was made possible by the support and sponsorship of AFG Law, Carrick Signs and Inspire Community Services.
Press release issued: 8 October 2019.
Picture: At the Believe and Achieve awards ceremony were the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury, Cllr Trevor Holt and his wife Evelyn; Cllr Rhyse Cathcart, deputy cabinet member for children and families; and Emma Cordock, Bethany Connor and Gemma Rosenthal from event sponsors AFG Law.