Sutton’s young people encouraged to celebrate youth activism

August 30, 2011 2:30 PM

Sutton MP Tom Brake is encouraging young people in the borough to apply or send in nominations for the 2011 Hearing Unheard Voices Campaign Awards. Organised by the UK Youth Hearing Unheard Voices project (HUV), the Awards will showcase the campaigning work done by young people across the country, celebrating their enthusiasm and great achievements.

Tom said: "Young people need a strong voice to fulfil their potential. These awards celebrate just that - the conviction and commitment to speak up for their cause."

A number of different achievements will be recognised, and awards will be handed out for, among others, the best youth-led programme and most creative campaign. The awards ceremony will be held on the 29th November, at St James Palace in London.

Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 25 and must live in England. Anyone who would like to apply can nominate themselves, another person or an entire project. Details on the awards and how to apply can be found along with the application form on the HUV website at www.ukyouthhearingunheardvoices.org/about/huv-campaign-awards.

The Hearing Unheard Voices project is a movement that has been set up by UK Youth to inspire 11-18 year olds to speak out and campaign for change, either in their local community or nationwide. It focuses in particular on the homeless, carers, refugees and other young people who struggle to make themselves heard. UK Youth is a leading national youth work charity, supporting over three-quarters of a million young people nationwide.

For more information about the work of the HUV project and about campaigns in London and the South east area, visit their website at www.ukyouthhearingunheardvoices.org.

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