Regional award for youth organisation

Pictured with the award are Silx young people Lucie Osborne, Becky Fielding and Matty Watson, volunteer Karl Hanson, second from left, and Youth Focus: North East chief executive Leon Mexter.
Pictured with the award are Silx young people Lucie Osborne, Becky Fielding and Matty Watson, volunteer Karl Hanson, second from left, and Youth Focus: North East chief executive Leon Mexter.

Blyth-based Silx Teen Bar, which supports young people aged 11 to 25, was among the winners at the North East Young People’s Awards – hosted by Youth Focus: North East.

The Best Youth Project award had its own slot in the programme separate from the other awards and did not have any nominations listed, so it was a great surprise for those representing Silx when it was announced as the winner.

Silx Teen Bar senior youth worker, Jackie Long, said: “We didn’t win the awards we had originally been shortlisted for, but were very honoured to get one of the most sought after achievements of the night.”