In celebration of all the achievements made by the young people over the past year, ‘Bridging the Gap’, a North Devon Homes Big Lottery funded project working with young people, held a “Golden Globes” style awards night at the Slade Valley Vision Centre, Ilfracombe.
The event was hosted by young people with their Youth Management Team selecting 20 categories for awards including Young Leader of the Year, Role Model and Outstanding Contribution. All winners were voted for by the young people.
The halls were decorated in true award ceremony style, and the staff and many of the young people attended the ceremony in smart dress befitting the occasion. The Ilfracombe Rotary donated money for the evening which funded the trophies, food and decorations.
Guests on the night who participated in presenting awards were Helen Webb, president of Ilfracombe Rotary, Rod Donovan from Ilfracombe Town Council, Elizabeth Tubby from the Tubby Foundation and staff from North Devon Homes.
The atmosphere throughout the evening was electric, there were smiles all round and the young people were so supportive of each other, cheering and applauding each nominee whether they were the winner or runner up. We would like to say a big thank you to all the businesses in Ilfracombe who were very generous in their donations for the raffles that were held at the end of each evening.