"We are very proud to be shortlisted for this, particularly alongside some other amazing organisations,” said Youth Moves’ CEO Ali Dale.

There was big news for Youth Moves last week, and the local media took a real interest in it.

We were shortlisted in the top five in the country at the UK Youth Inspiring Hope Awards. 

Nominated in the Inspiring Youth Organisation category, we were shortlisted alongside four other national youth charities.

We had articles in local news outlets Bristol live and Bristol 247, and an interview on the BBC Radio Bristol Breakfast Show. Our CEO Ali Dale and Head of Youth Work Delivery Denise Clifford were interviewed and quoted, while youth worker James Maby and young people Cleo, Mia, and Olivia were live on the air waves. 

This created quite a buzz on social media, and twitter in particular, with well wishers from the great and good from the city and beyond coming forward. From the Bristol Mayor, to local actor Joe Sims and Film Director Paul Holbrook. 

To cap off an exciting few days in the public eye, our local MP for Bristol South Karin Smyth even wished us good luck in the Houses of Parliament at Prime Ministers Questions. What a week!

Your can read and listen here:

Bristol Live

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/quiet-south-bristol-youth-work-5063517

Bristol 247

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/knowle-west-youth-charity-shortlisted-for-national-award/

BBC Radio Bristol Breakfast Show (listen at around 3:25hr mark)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0970qzd?fbclid=IwAR04aaVAqOJjfZm4nK6IK2JGhNxOD1pYIBgYBxP888trH8xJVJm9qbWf-_w

The online awards ceremony took place on the evening of Wednesday 3rd March, an amazing celebration of the achievements of young people across the country. Sadly we didn't win, but would very proud to have come that far.

And we would like to congratulate the fantastic winners, We Belong, an organisation based in London, who are the UK’s first migrant-youth led organisation, campaigning for the rights of young migrants. Well deserved.