As part of the Liverpool East Consortium we were entered into the TPAS awards with Riverside Housing earlier in the year. We were delighted to be shortlisted for the Northern Region Final in Manchester on the 29th April 2016.
We all set off on a coach, extremely excited, and up against 4 other contenders for the award. We arrived at the Palace Hotel in Manchester and were greeted with refreshments before taking our seats for a delicious 3 course meal, with entertainment from 2 very talented singers and a magician, before the awards ceremony started.
Everyones story was worthy of winning in each category, and it must of been hard for the judges to decide the winners. It came to our category 'Excellence in Youth Involvement' and we all waited for the winner to be called out. We won!!! We all went up on to the stage to accept our award from David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester, and Frank Burke from Riveride said a few words about the project with young people and our partnership working, and then we had our photos taken. We feel extremely honoured to have won this award!
We have now been entered into the National Final in July... Watch this space!