Teenager honoured for community work

Rebecca Moore, from North Shields, picked up the Young Voice Award at the PoSBOs.
Rebecca Moore, from North Shields, picked up the Young Voice Award at the PoSBOs.

An inspirational youngster has been honoured for her work in the community.

Rebecca Moore, from North Shields, was one of the young people recognised for their contribution helping others at the PoSBO (Positive Social Behaviour Awards).

Now in its fifth year, the awards are hosted annually by Truth about Youth, which is funded by The Co-operative Foundation and run in partnership with Youth Focus: North East.

Rebecca, 15, won the Young Voice Award for her work as a Member of Youth Parliament, helping to raise awareness of mental health issues and leading a group of young people who developed mental health education packs for schools.

Rebecca said: “It means a lot to win this – I didn’t start this work to get an award.

“This isn’t just for me, it’s also for all the groups I work with, including Youth Parliament and North Tyneside Health and Wellbeing Reference Group. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing.”

Laura Iveson, development worker with the Truth about Youth programme, said: “We’ve had a fantastic five years and have been astounded by the inspirational individuals and projects that have entered our awards.”