High Sheriff Awards winners 2019
High Sheriff Awards Winners 2019

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AN award ceremony for youth projects will go ahead next week despite the ongoing lockdown.

The High Sheriff Awards, held each year by County Durham Community Foundation, will be held online for the second year running. Fifteen local projects that work with young people will be awarded prizes ranging from £500 to £2,500 on the Foundation’s Facebook page on Tuesday, March 23rd from 6pm. Host Peter Barron will announce the winners and their awards while the audience watch safely from home.

Chief Operating Officer Margaret Vaughan said: “It feels quite sobering that we are now at the one-year anniversry of going into lockdown.

“However, the High Sheriff Awards have always been a bright spot in the year for us and we are determined to keep them going – especially because of the way young people have risen to the occasion throughout the past year.

“Each award will support a group that gives young people the chance to fulfil their potential, develop strong friendships and resilience and make a difference in their communities.

“This year in particular we would like to thank our wonderful sponsors and our outgoing High Sheriff, Mr David Gray, who has raised a remarkable £40,000 to help groups across the region, by walking the course of the River Wear and the River Tees to the North Sea.”

The awards are supported by Sir James Knott Trust, Durham Constabulary, the Durham Office of the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, UK Steel Enterprise and Durham Shopping Extravaganza.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by County Durham Community Foundation .

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