We are delighted to have been part of this year’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) charity Photo Competition. The competition, now in its seventh year, aims to celebrate the work of charities across England, and challenged NCVO members to submit entries demonstrating the difference their organisation makes.
London Youth was featured in the professional category, coming in as a runner-up with an image by Francis Augusto taken at our member club, Queen’s Crescent Community Centre as part of a visit from London Youth’s patron, HRH Prince Philip in 2015. The photo captures the spirit of what we do, showing that #GoodYouthWorkWorks!
Supporting young people to go above and beyond:
‘Taken at one of London Youth’s members, Queen’s Crescent Community Centre. It shows how through the teaching and support from a trusted adult, young people can go above and beyond the norm.’It was also great to see our member Tennis2Be win in the open category, with Sophie Grant’s photograph of young girls from the Bengali community taking part in a tennis programme.
Belly up tennis!
‘This is a picture of work carried out with hard to reach young girls within the Bengali community. Tennis2Be is a UK based tennis and education charity making tennis an inclusive and accessible sport. We’re deeply committed to ensuring tennis is enjoyed by a broad spectrum of participants. Through interaction with local communities, grassroots groups and local partners, we emphasise the positive points of involvement from the perspective of wellbeing and social engagement.’
Being part of the competition was an incredible platform to show the work that our members do. This year marks London Youth’s 130th anniversary and photos such as these are a great way to increase the visibility of good youth work in action.