Young achievers to be honoured at awards ceremony

Young people who take part in Zimwomen projects
Young people who take part in Zimwomen projects
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Young people are to receive recognition for their community work, dedication and talent at the county’s Young Black Achievers Awards.

They are being staged by the Zimwomen Association which organises projects in Northamptonshire to empower young people and women.

The awards ceremony is being held at the Aviator Hotel, Sywell, on Saturday, November 30, and there is still time to make nominations.

Young people, from 16 to 25, can be nominated in a range of categories including academic achievement, the arts, community, music, sport and young entrepreneurs. The deadline for nominations is October 29.

The awards are being held to mark Black History Month, a national event held every year.

Rutendo Nyatsine, chairman of the Zimwomen Association, said: “The aim of the awards is to recognise the great achievements of young black people in the county.

“They are wonderful role models for their peers and we hope that the awards will motivate other young people.”

Among the guests invited to the awards ceremony are county councillors, representatives from district councils and the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, James Shepherd-Cross.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm, are £25, including a hot buffet.

There will also be entertainment, exhibitions, a fashion show and a raffle.

If you would like to book tickets, find out more about the awards, sponsor the event or donate raffle prizes please email zimwomennorthampton@ymail.com or telephone 01604 779008.

To nominate someone for the Young Black Achievers Awards please visit www.zimwomenassociation.org.