Team who care for East End kids named top stars’
VOLUNTEERS and staff running a children’s centre in London’s deprived East End have been voted top team’ in Britain. The centre itself has also made it to runner up’ in this year’s Children’s Stars’ awards
VOLUNTEERS and staff caring for kids in London’s deprived East End have been voted top team’ in Britain.
The centre they run has also made it to runner up’ position in this year’s Children’s Stars’ awards by a national charity.
The Bromley-by-Bow Centre picked up the Team of the Year title for what judges found to be its “dedication and commitment to improving the lives of children.”
The centre won praise from showbiz and government circles.
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TV’s Neil Fox who made the presentations said: “Bromley-by-Bow’s passion and commitment has opened new opportunities and made a real difference to children’s lives in the community.”
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Children’s Minister Dawn Primarolo recognised its “vital work” with families.
She said: “It is exceptional groups like Bromley-by-Bow who transforms the lives and inspire everyone to put children in their rightful place—at the heart of our communities.”
The awards scheme run by the 4Children charity honours the unsung heroes’ who work day in, day out to improve the lives of children and young people.
Charity chief Anne Longfield added her praise: “The Bromley-by-Bow centre has achieved something remarkable and deserves to be recognised. No job is more important than caring for and inspiring our children.”
The centre has been developing services from ante-natal clinics to employment programmes for mums going back to work.
They also encourage parents to volunteer in the community and have been praised for inspiring people to develop work skills.