High Sheriff recognition for charity

A charity offering a range of services in the community has been honoured for its work supporting youngsters.

Real Deal Plus, which operates from Ashington Life Centre, the town’s former old police station, has been honoured in the High Sheriff of Northumberland’s Youth Against Crime Awards in recognition of ‘great and valuable services to the community’.

Teen Bar member and youth volunteer Shannon Callaghan collected the certificate from the High Sheriff at an awards ceremony held at the Northumberland Church of England Academy.

Davey Falcus, Real Deal Plus’ chief executive officer, received a special award for Most Inspirational Leader.

The charity’s next two series of life skills courses begin on April 16, and June 4.

For more information or to register an interest, email Lisa.Wackett@wansbeckcvs.org.uk