Western Trust/mayoral reception to award young people reared in care

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 16:29 -- Editor

Young people who have been in care most of their lives were celebrated on Friday 15 February 2019 at a very special event, held at the Guildhall, Londonderry.

The Celebration of Success Awards were hosted by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr John Boyle, in association with the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) and VOYPIC. It recognised the achievements of young care leavers, aged 16 years old and over.

Arranged to coincide with “Care Day” (15 February), the awards event applauded the individual achievements of each young person. Whether it was a training qualification received, good exam results, employment gained, personal development or success on the sports field, an award was presented to further recognise their hard work and efforts.