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The Island recognised by Duke of York’s Community Initiative
9:52am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Fundraising fun
A CHARITY which provides mentoring for vulnerable children and young people in York has had its work recognised by a royal award scheme.
The Island is among forty Yorkshire-based community groups to be rewarded under the Duke of York’s Community Initiative.
The awards are presented annually to community groups and charities from across the region which, following rigorous assessment, are deemed to be “of real value to the community, well-run and an inspiration to others.”
This year’s award ceremony involved organisations from major cities such as Wakefield, York, Beverley and Leeds as well as a number of more rural projects such as Tockwith Festivals, Wilberfoss in Bloom and Sight Support Ryedale.
It was attended by more than 200 award-holders, assessors and guests.
Speaking at the event, the Duke talked of how over the years the initiative had sought to extend its remit so that now it not only recognises and rewards outstanding community work but in so doing seeks to enhance society by encouraging award holders to continue to do all they can to break down barriers between both organisations and organisation and people and people.
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