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5 young people at an awards ceremony

l-r: Youth volunteers; Caroline, Tara, Richard, Ben & Emma.

Last week, the Volunteers team along with a group of young volunteers attended the prestigious NCVYS Young Partners Awards 2010.

We were thrilled to have been shortlisted as one of three organisations in the North in the running for winning an award, to celebrate ‘young people’s involvement in decision making within voluntary and community youth organisations or projects’.

Richard Wan, one of the youth volunteers who attended the awards gives us an overview of the day…

‘On Saturday 4th December 2010, a group of youth volunteers and members of staff from the Volunteers team attended the Young Partners Awards 2010 in London’s 4-star Lancaster Hotel; following their shortlisted nomination for an award to recognise the input of young people in decision making within the youth volunteer programme at National Museums Liverpool (NML).

The ceremony began with a bang! A group of dancers first hit the stage showing off a couple of good dance moves in the process. It was slightly concerning too see somersaults metres away from ruining the clean ceiling. Amongst the other performers were a trio of African dancers, a singer and a rapper.

The complimentary three course meal was of an unquestionably high quality and there was an ongoing quiz throughout the ceremony. During the quiz there was no match for Lauren Yule, Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator – who was ON FIRE with her answers!!!

It was unfortunate that NML did not win the award for the North but the volunteers did succeed in coming third in the quiz.

Despite not winning, I speak on behalf of the volunteers, when I say it was an honour to be nominated in the first place and being acknowledged for all the work NML has done and congratulations to the deserved winners.’