Awards given to local stars

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Volunteers have been honoured for their roles in the community.

The stars of North Tyneside’s voluntary and community sector were recognised at North Tyneside VODA’s AGM and awards ceremony.

Awards, presented by Mayor Norma Redfearn, were given to those who had made an outstanding contribution.

Young Volunteer of the Year award went to 15-year-old Jasmine Nelson, who volunteers with LD: North East’s (LD:NE) Tomorrows Project, while Alice Taylor was named Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Relative Experience project.

The award for Voluntary and Community Organisation of the Year was presented to the Old Low Light Heritage Centre, on North Shields Fish Quay. A Commendation award was presented to young volunteer Kristina Moore, who graduated from the National Citizen Service programme.

Mrs Redfearn said: “It’s great to hear these inspirational stories and to meet the volunteers who contribute so much to society and the community of North Tyneside.

“I’m very proud to present these awards.”

For more information about VODA visit www.voda.org.uk