Blackburn Youth Zone was last night thrilled to have hosted the annual Children In Our Care Awards.
An Oscars themed event, the Children In Our Care Awards recognises achievements of young people within the care system. A fantastic evening, with a thrilling atmosphere – young people were nominated for awards in five different categories; Staying Safe; Being Healthy; Enjoying & Achieving; Making A Positive Contribution; and Achieving Economic Wellbeing. The winner of each category won a prized Oscar style gong, a £10 vouched (kindly donated by The Mall) and one year’s free membership to The Youth Zone.
With the building truly looking the part, guests were invited to walk the red carpet, before being ‘papped’ on arriving. They were greeted with a (non-alcoholic) cocktail and enjoyed the speeches, entertainment and buffet meal.
One of the event’s highlights was doubtlessly the fantastic performance, courtesy of Blackburn Youth Zone street dancers and rappers. We hope to be able to host the awards again next year.