Published on April 12th, 2013 | by admin


Community Charity Awards Young People

Patron Valerie Shawross presents Award to Hamza Yeshu- Muhammad.



Community Charity Awards Young People Norwood Community Group Services Awards Young People To Celebrate Their Achievements In Sport

Crowds turn out in full on Monday 10th December 2012, at the Old Library in West Norwood at 6:30 pm, as they celebrated young people’s achievements in Football and Karate.

The ceremony was attended by the Patron of the Charity, Valerie Shawcross CBE, London Assembly, who presented the Awards to young people, Noshir Patel, (Norwood Forum Chair), Councillor Jane Pickard and Mike Smith, (Knights Hill Ward), and Councillor Niranjan Francis, (Gipsy Hill).

Parents and guardians were jubilant as they witnessed their children receive Awards, from the ages of eight to sixteen years, together with a box of chocolate and a branded T-Shirt.

‘The aim of the event was to recognise the achievements of young people in the community, to award their efforts and dedication throughout the year and to raise self-esteem through sport and team building’, said Jamal Rahman, Programme Director.

Patron of the Charity Valarie Shawcross said,“ I am very pleased to have been asked to present the Awards tonight to young people who have achieved so much in sports. I just want to congratulate everyone who has been involved with this amazing charity to help the young people in West Norwood make the best of themselves. I wish them every success in the future and I am absolutely sure that I have seen some winners tonight for the next Olympics in 10 years time”.

Carl Lamey, who works at the centre as a Youth Worker received a ‘Community Award’, in recognition for his hard work with the young people over the past four years.

“I am completely ecstatic and overwhelmed by the Award I received from Norwood Community Group Services (NCGS); I am passionate about continuing to working with them and the community for the foreseeable future”, said Carl Lamey.

The sports events that has been running since 2006, in addition to The Boys Project that runs throughout the year on a Thursday evening, spearheaded by Carl Lamey and Jamal Rahman. Young people pre-plan their activities that range from museum visits, media & film, go carting to basketball.

The Karate training is held every Monday between 7:00 – 8:30 from the ages of eight upwards at the Old Library Hub, 14-16 Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 OHY. The Football training kicks off every Friday 6:00 – 8:00 at the Elm Green School, Elm Court Road, West Norwood, SE27 9BZ.

Further information:

Press enquiries: Angela Rahman


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