Celebrating Young Volunteer at Bristol Young Heroes Awards!

Thank you to the Bristol Young Heroes Awards for an amazing evening of celebrations at the Bristol Harbour Hotel on Friday 15th July 2022.

Young Bristol would like to share a huge congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the 2022 Bristol Young Heroes Awards. The Bristol Young Heroes Awards recognises and celebrates the valuable contribution of young people aged 11 – 19 throughout Bristol. The awards also recongise groups and organisations which have shown exceptional team skills and dedication to benefit young people.

Ashton Vale Club for Young People’s Youth Worker, Julie Chapman, attended along with Young Volunteer, Chardonnay, who was a finalist for the ‘Action Hero’ Award! Chardonnay was nominated by the team at Ashton Vale for her amazing growth since joining the Youth Club in 2014 and volunteering three nights per week for over 2 years.

Chardonnay who suffers from anxiety and has learning difficulties has flourished over the years becoming a trusted and valued member of the team, helping to deliver activities, running the tuck shop at Club and even supporting her local over 55’s Silver Social Club. The elderly members of the Club cannot speak highly enough of her! “Chardonnay also suffered from a bereavement earlier this year, and even through this difficult time she continued to support the staff and club every week,” says Lead Youth Worker Julie Chapman, “This dedication to her community really puts her above the rest!”

Congratulations to Chardonnay for being recognised as a finalist in the 2022 awards! It was incredible to hear about the inspirational young people in our city, who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference to the lives of others, or achieved something extraordinary.

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