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Prince gives award to North Yorkshire youth projects charity
7:20pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
THE Duke of York has presented a youth projects charity with an accolade for its innovative and inspirational community schemes.
Thirsk-based North Yorkshire Youth was among 40 recipients of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative award at a ceremony at Bridlington Spa’s Royal Hall.
Originally founded in 1940, North Yorkshire Youth runs an activity centre in Carlton Miniott, near Thirsk, and supports volunteer-led youth projects in communities across North Yorkshire.
Last year, the charity provided learning and personal development opportunities for more than 14,000 children and young people.
The charity’s chief executive, David Sharp, said: “Our work makes a real difference to the lives of a lot of children and young people, but a lot of it is behind the scenes and difficult to qualify.
“This award is a true testimony to the hard work of everyone involved in North Yorkshire Youth and a high-profile acknowledgement of our work’s value to North Yorkshire communities.”
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