High Sheriff Awards Night

IMG_3298Last Thursday I was invited to the “Youth Against Crime Awards”.

Every year the High Sheriff of Northumberland makes awards in recognition of groups in the Northumberland community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, helping them to be upstanding citizens and hopefully avoid criminal activities

Tiptoe Fishing-3798 PRLast summer we held a ladies charity day on Tweed tributary the Till at Tiptoe Fishing with Lucy Carroll who is the current High Sheriff of Northumberland. The money raised from this day went into this years awards.

Margaret Ward attended last years fishing day and as a result Harbottle School Community Group submitted an application and were one of approx. 70 groups across Northumberland to receive an award.

IMG_3285The evening was a great success with entertainment from youth band Bad Apples CIC a community interest company aiming to engage young people with a passion for music, dance, the arts to try new skills. Hairy Biker Si King handed out the awards with the High Sheriff. Si is off trout fishing this weekend – and watch this space as he is trying salmon fishing later in the year too.

Thank you to everyone who support our charity ladies days – they do make a difference.

Anne Woodcock – Ladies Fishing.

Who can apply for a High Sheriff Award

Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities working in Northumberland. The project must involve work with children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old. The application must show what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. To make an application to the High Sheriff of Northumberland fund visit How to Apply for a dedicated online application form.

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