The Jitty Wins an Award!
Posted by Fire Feure on Fri, 14 Jul 2006.
Wavemakers is a national, UK charity dedicated to recognising, celebrating and building on, the achievements and work of young people in their local areas. They have offically been running since 2005 and so far have been a huge success and this year The Jitty successfully ran for and won a Wavemakers award. So on Thursday the 6th of July, several of us, from the editorial team when down to the presentation ceremony in London to collect the award and see what other young people in the UK had been doing for their local communities.
We headed down via coach on a seemingly endless, three-hour journey and arrived at about 1 o’clock we quickly got a bite to eat then headed to the “Sound” nightclub, via the tube, where the awards were being held. Initially when we arrived, it was fairly quiet and there were very few people around, but about fifteen minutes later the venue was thriving with young people and many famous figures.
The showcase itself was presented by several Wavemaker’s celebrity ambassadors, who included John Major, Eastenders actor Rudolph Walker, TV presenter Tania Bryer and James & Oliver Phelps (Fred and George for the Harry Potter films) just to name a few. Most of the award winners had undertaken projects to get youth in their areas opinions heard, promoted awareness of important issues in one way or another or generally improved the lives of young people in their local community.
Gradually from 2pm to 4pm the awards were given to winners from each of the four categories, starting with the organization awards, moving on to the age 12 and under category and then finally on to the “13-18 years” awards (Which The Jitty fell into). One by one all of the groups went up to receive their deserved awards until it finally it was our turn.
Former television game show host Bob Holness, who Jim had the greatest pleasure in stealing the microphone from, presented our award and after giving a quick speech we proceeded to take part in a small photo shoot and interview before moving out enjoy the remaining portion of the event.
We would really like to thank Wavemakers for this fantastic opportunity and Storm for organising the event and all the PR work.