Group proves to be Key role model

Butterflies, winners of Community Champions Award.

Butterflies, winners of Community Champions Award.

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Young people have proved to be key role models in their community after picking up a national award for their efforts.

The Butterflies group, from Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project, was one of the big winners at the first Keyed Into Awesomeness awards.

More than 130 young people, youth leaders and teachers came together at The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle recently, for a celebratory evening.

Host, The Key, is a charity committed to inspiring belief in young people, and offers anyone aged between 11 and 25 the chance to take part in their own Key project.

Butterflies won the Key Community Champions Award for its incredible work in the community.

Membersorganised an event for young people and children within their local area, to celebrate achievements and raise awareness of disabilities, as well as an open day in their community centre to share their new skills with friends and family, residents from the local care homes and young people from foster homes.

Key chief executive Hannah Underwoodsaid: “I’m so happy we have been able to celebrate all our young people’s achievements at our first ever awards.

“The judging panel was overwhelmed by the high standard of nominations and we’re so proud of what every single one of our Key participants has achieved.

“The Key is all about inspiring belief in all young people so they can see that anything is possible.”