The Wythenshawe Youth Awards took place at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre on the 14th March 2019 and were an opportunity to celebrate the young leaders of tomorrow.

These awards are held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution young people make to their local community.  This year’s event was co-hosted by Executive Director of Housing Jacque Allen and Assistant Manager for the WCHG youth team Joe Amos on behalf of Wythenshawe’s Children’s & Young People’s Alliance.

Over 80 young people attended the event which included some very special guests, The Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr June Hitchen and The Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker.

The winners on the night were;

  • Role Model - The Proud Trust
  • Charity Fundraiser of the Year - Once Upon a Smile
  • Young Carer of the Year - Wythenshawe Youth Forum
  • Overcome Personal Challenge - Simply Cycling
  • Service to the Community - National Trust - LSC Garden Project
  • Transformer of the Year - LSC Junior Youth Club
  • Sports Person of the Year - Better Things
  • Outstanding Volunteer - Wythenshawe Black Belt Academy
  • Team player - Manchester Young Lives
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement - Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy

WCHG Group Interim Chief Executive, Kevin Lowry said, “This was an amazing event that WCHG were delighted to support.  There was a real buzz in the room and it was fantastic to celebrate the positive contributions that Young People are making to this great community of Wythenshawe. We heard some amazing stories and had some very worthy winners but everyone nominated in these awards is a winner in my eyes.”

Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor June Hitchen said: "Youngsters in Wythenshawe make a remarkable contribution to their community. The Wythenshawe Youth Awards provide the chance to honour their achievements and recognise all of the fantastic things they do, in a well deserved celebration of the positive differences they make for the wider community.

The Bishop of Manchester, Doctor David Walker said, “These amazing award winners are the living proof that our young people in Wythenshawe can show all of us the way to be good citizens and valuable members of our local community.

The awards were sponsored by WCHG, Real Lives Wythenshawe, City in the Community, Manchester City Council & The MU Foundation.