Child Friendly Leeds awards 2019!

Picture from left to right: Lucy, Matthew, Chris Parapia (Charity Chair), Jo Galasso (Project Manager).

ASAS had the great pleasure of attending the annual Child Friendly Leeds awards this evening, which celebrate all the work that is happening across the city to make Leeds the best place for children and young people to grow up in. Attending the evening was Chris Parapia, Charity Chairperson and Jo Galasso, Project Manager, accompanied by Lucy and Matthew, young people who have been accessing our services for many years. Oh and who can forget Lucy’s trusty sidekick Herald!! Herald has been on many residential with Lucy. He has even been to the top of the climbing wall!

The prestigious city-wide event which took place at The City Varieties, was planned by a group of 13 young people called 'The Dynamics’, who also hosted the evening, and what a fantastic job they did!

This year there was a record number of nominations, with just under 600 across the 8 categories, which makes us feel very priveleged to be shortlisted.

The award category we were nominated and short listed for was; Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People, also in this category was; Leeds Mencap, Place2be@LTHT, Leeds Urban Bike Park, and of course the very worthy winners Herd farm Residential & Activity Centre.

“I don’t have a job, I come to ASAS to make a difference and have fun, I love what I do and always have done. I feel so proud to be part of an amazing charity that has been shortlisted for this award” - Jo Galasso

ASAS would like to thank everyone that nominated us for this award, but also everyone that continues to support ASAS and makes our work possible.

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