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Youth worker Caron praised, and on shortlist

Caron Drucker

Caron’s 30 years of youth work recognised with Lifetime Achiever award

A Wirral youth worker has been shortlisted for a major national award.

Caron Drucker from Wirral Council’s Youth Support service has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achiever award at the National Diversity Awards 2015.

Caron has been a youth worker for over 30 years, supporting thousands of vulnerable young people.

The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

The NDA Awards take place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on September 18.

Over 20,000 nominations and votes were received during the nominations process.

Julia Hassall, director of children’s services, said: “Caron has dedicated her working life to helping young people to overcome the challenges they face and inspiring them through art and performance.

“Caron’s work to create a strong, inclusive atmosphere at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre has created a safe place for thousands of young people from Wirral, improving their life chances and getting them engaged with different art forms that enable them to better express themselves.”

The National Diversity Awards are a high-profile event.

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry said: “Four years on and The National Diversity Awards are continuing to have a positive impact across the whole of the UK.

“The awards have grown, and with it so has the vast array of unsung diversity heroes being recognised nationwide.

“It is crucial that we challenge discrimination head on, and the NDAs unite those that dedicate their lives to the cause.

“Long may this continue.”

To view full lists of nominees visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/2015-shortlist

Source: Liverpool Echo

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