YOUNG community heroes from Northwich and Winsford have been rewarded for their efforts at the West Cheshire Youth and Community Awards.

The event, run by Cheshire West and Chester Council Early Help and Prevention Service, celebrates the work of young people across the borough, as well as those who support them.

A ceremony at Northwich Memorial Court saw awards handed out – including to six people involved in projects across Northwich and Winsford.

Charlotte Starr, Young Person Care for Others – belongs to Choices SEND Youth Project at Northwich and District Youth Centre in Northwich

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Steve Elliott, Adult Volunteer of the Year – nominated for his work at Cheshire Young Carers in Winsford

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Emily Holmes, Young Person Volunteer of the Year - actively supports Winsford Salvation Army

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Kye Wikeley, Young Person Equality and Diversity Champion – belongs to Amplify Youth Music Project at Northwich and District Youth Centre in Northwich

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Kacey Baker, Inspirational Youth Worker – nominated for her work at Cheshire Young Carers in Winsford

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Nathan Harris, Young Person Inspire Award – supports Life Church, Barnton, Northwich

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Cllr Nicole Meardon, CWAC cabinet member children and families, said: “It was a fantastic evening. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of nominations we received.

“It is evident there is some fantastic work taking place across our borough and I am delighted we were able to take the opportunity to recognise the people involved.

“I would like to offer my personal congratulations to everyone who received an award and to thank all those who took the time to submit a nomination. Without your contributions we would not have heard of all the brilliant work being undertaken.”