North Yorkshire Together nominated for the BBC’s Make a Difference Awards
Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:00
North Yorkshire Together has been nominated for the BBC Make Difference Awards in the Together category.
The Together Award is awarded to an individual or group of people who create real change by breaking down barriers and bringing people together from different walks of life for a common cause. North Yorkshire Together is a partnership between North Yorkshire Sport, North Yorkshire Youth and Rural Arts that supports the county's residents to be happy and healthy.
David Sharp, chief executive of North Yorkshire Youth one of the NYT partners said: "North Yorkshire Together has done what we can to respond to the needs of our communities since the pandemic began, and we're grateful to the dozens of partners across the county – and funders – who have made this possible.
The nomination recognises North Yorkshire Together's work throughout the pandemic, alongside its programmes for young refugees and its free holiday activities for children on benefits-related Free School Meals, FEAST.
"Our work together has been a silver lining of the terrible impact of the pandemic", said Max May, director and ceo of Rural Arts. "By joining forces, we've been able to support more people than ever before – over 30,000 to date!"
David Watson, chief executive of North Yorkshire Sport added: "We are grateful for this nomination that recognises the support our combined efforts give to help North Yorkshire's residents to be happy and healthy."
The Awards take place on Friday 16th September. More details about the Awards can be found at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3M4QTQxVtH3z7nbyZjDDS4p/make-a-difference-awards