The Wirral Youth Heroes Awards launched in 2011 as a grassroots response to the riots that rocked the nation during the summer of that year. The first Youth Heroes Awards ceremony was held in February 2012 and celebrated the achievements of 24 of the Wirral’s most inspirational young people.
See a short video of the 2013 awards at Bay TV
The event was a massive success and received high praise from politicians, press and the public. For Martin and his team at Wirral YFC, this feedback was very encouraging but what pleased them most was the feedback from the young people themselves and their families. It was immediately clear from this that the awards had had a significant effect on them and that it had inspired them to keep on doing the incredible things they do. In the days and weeks following the first awards night the Wirral YFC office was flooded with requests for the awards to be made an annual event and Wirral YFC were only too pleased to oblige.
The 2014 Youth Heroes Awards will take place on June 27th 2014 at the stunning new Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.
“We believe that with the right encouragement and nurturing young people can have a hugely positive impact on their local communities. Rather than talking about those who have a destructive effect, the Youth Heroes Awards are all about making a big deal of those young people who have had made an outstanding contribution to their communities and are inspirational to others as a result.”
Martin Dickson – Founder of the Youth Heroes Awards