Community Trust success at Bolton Pride Diversity Awards

Last Sunday saw the 2019 Bolton Pride Diversity Awards hosted at the Bolton Albert Halls and the Community Trust were hugely successful, collecting various awards.

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust and Bolton Council have been running LGBT+ Youth Clubs for the last 12 months, engaging young people aged between 14-17.

The Community Trust was excited to be nominated in all 6 categories at the Awards:

–          Charity of the Year for promoting diversity and inclusion (BWCT)

–          Hate Crime Awareness Champion (Phil Mason)

–          Youth Diversity Champion (Leo; Participant of LGBT+ Youth Club)

–          Adult Diversity Champion (Sherry Eccleston; Bolton Council)

–          Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion (BWCT)

–          Greater Manchester LGBT+ Project Award (LGBT+ Youth Club)

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust and the LGBT+ Youth Club were honoured to win Awards in 4 of the 6 categories (Charity of the Year, Hate Crime Awareness Champion, Youth Diversity Champion and Adult Diversity Champion).

Inclusion Development Officer for Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Beth Warriner said:

“Bolton Pride Diversity Awards on Sunday was an absolutely superb and humbling event, celebrating the wonderful LGBT-inclusive work that is taking place right across Greater Manchester.”

”It was an honour for BWCT to accept the Charity of the Year Award and fantastic to know that our work in equality, diversity and inclusion is being recognised. It was also amazing to be in the presence of actor, LGBT activist and all-round legend, Sir Ian McKellen, however, for me the highlight of the evening was having one of our LGBT+ Youth Club participants win the Youth Diversity Award… that’s exactly what this work is all about – giving young people a voice.”

”It doesn’t matter whether they use that voice for something wonderful and ground-breaking in the future, or whether they use it do something as seemingly simple as being themselves. It is our job to celebrate and empower young people, making sure they are confident being whoever they want to be.”

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