Trust Recognised at Young Ealing Foundation Awards
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust received the Employability Project of the Year award at the Young Ealing Foundation Awards (YEF Awards) last night.
The awards, which are in their second year, celebrate and recognise young people and the providers who help them across Ealing and its seven towns, with 13 awards being given out at a packed ceremony in Ealing Town Hall on Thursday evening.
The winners, selected by Ealing Young Champions from the Young Ealing Foundation, were whittled down from strong shortlists in each category that showcased the commitment Ealing young people have shown towards their local communities as well as the providers who help enable young people to achieve their potential.
One of the Trust’s participants, Akiema was shortlisted for Young Volunteer of the Year after volunteering with the Trust for two years and being involved in NCS, Youth Service and Changemakers.
The proceedings were introduced by the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Hitesh Tailor. Joining in the celebrations by giving out awards were Ealing Council cabinet members Kam Nagpal and Polly Knewstub along with Ealing Central & Acton MP Dr Rupa Huq.
Reena Silva, NCS and Youth Programmes Senior Manager, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said, “We are thrilled to have received the Employability Project of the Year award. Employability for us is about equipping young people with the essential skills they need for adulthood and beyond.
“We’ve worked hard on making our employability programmes accessible, interactive and fun as well as ensuring we are giving young people the information, advice and guidance to support them with their employability and future aspirations.”