On Thursday the 14th of November the annual event "Southend YMCA Youth Awards" took place at Leigh Community Centre. This incredible occasion saw 9 awards presented to individuals to celebrate their achievements within the charity and its projects.
Musical performances from the young musicians of All In Music and Youth Space took to the stage to open the ceremony, entertain all the special guests throughout and close the awards in style.
Our musical line up included 4 solo artists and 3 bands all formed at Southend YMCA.
Our soloists were Lottie Mollica, Harry Robson, Daniel Williams and Katie Blackwell.
The 3 bands were :
"Loud Mouse" Elora Walton, Sarah-Jane Kirby and Alice Berry.
"The Clay" Alex Newman, Leon Adams, Chloe Payne and Luke Evans. "Caffeine" Nate Doucette and Josh Jackson
The awards was graced with the original artwork from Poppy Colvin and filmed by Lucy Scialo & Bobby Nunn who are all also involved in All In Music.
Congratulations to all our performers and award winners who really highlighted all their fantastic hard work in our community.
All photos below by Stephen Hawkins
TO APPLY OR MAKE A REFERRAL FOR A YOUNG PERSON, VISIT: WWW.SOUTHENDYMCA.ORG.UK/MUSIC FOR MORE INFORMATION.