Regional award for youth organisation

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.

Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 13:55 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd February 2018, 19:30 pm
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.

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.”