County Durham Communication Association have just announced their High Sheriff 2020 Awards – and BCT Aspire have recognised in this year’s on-line event.
In their award they have said the BCT Aspire CIC “have shown they are so hardworking, competent and helpful that in the words of an international event co-ordinator, she would ‘happily take BCT’s young people to help run an event anywhere in the world!’. Many of the young people from BCT Aspire CIC have been affected by bullying, suffer with mental health issues or have learning difficulties. Showing incredible courage, strength and positivity, the young people have overcome these challenges and channelled their energy and talents into volunteering at events such as the Stockton 10k run, the Riverside Festival and the City Games.
The group gives young people the opportunity to grow and develop, encouraging teamwork, respect, hard work and resilience. They are encouraged to ‘pay it forward’, with older members supporting junior members to thrive and flourish. Parents of young people attending BCT Aspire have said the group has made a lasting difference, inspiring confidence and opening doors. A wonderful compliment to those leading the group, dedicating their time and energy to these young people”.
The awards were supported by the Sir James Knott Trust, Durham Constabulary, the office of the Police Crime and Victims Commissioner, Durham Shopping Extravaganza, UK Steele Enterprise and the Paddy and Richard Lowden Fund.
Link to Award Guidelines