Awards for young black achiev­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

A black and eth­nic mi­nori­ties as­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing an awards evening to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of young peo­ple in the town.

Ash­ford BME As­so­ci­a­tion will host the Young Black Achiev­ers awards to coincide with Black His­tory Month in the UK. It is open to young peo­ple aged be­tween 14 and 25.

Ash­ford MP Damian Green will be there along with Lord Michael Hast­ings of Scaris­brick, the head of cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship at global ac­coun­tancy firm KPMG.

Or­gan­iser Maria Olukoya said: “It aims to cel­e­brate achieve­ments of black youths by cel­e­brat­ing pos­i­tive role mod­els. It also pro­vides a plat­form to sup­port our youth through the in­tro­duc­tion of a men­tor­ing pro­ject. The funds raised will be used to de­velop this which will sup­port young peo­ple and help them not to be­come so­cially ex­cluded.”

It will take place be­tween 5pm and 10pm on Saturday, Oc­to­ber 28, at the Cen­tre­piece Church in Bank Street, Ash­ford.

Visit www.ash­fordbme as­so­ci­a­ or email info@ ash­fordbme as­so­ci­a­

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