Inspirational volunteers and professionals were honoured at Youth group SLYNCS annual awards dinner.

The awards were established in 2015 and look to recognise and reward the hard work, commitment and dedication of young people across Lancashire. 

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The event took place at the Maida Restaurant in front of 300 guests and partners.

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Jaffer Hussain said: “I’m proud to lead SLYNCS which is at the forefront of innovative youth empowerment. 

“The SLYNCS Awards add to the work that we already do in bringing about social change within local communities and they ensure that the hard work being carried out by so many people on a daily basis is celebrated.”


Pride of Blackburn - Blake Maxwell (sponsored by SLYNCS)
Young Environmentalist of the Year - Michael Hodson (sponsored by Canal and River Trust)
Young Leader of the Year - Elle Walsh (sponsored by SLYNCS)
Young Campaigner of the Year - former Youth MP, Hamza Khan (sponsored by Victim Support)
Young Artists of the Year - Beyond Labels: In Young Men’s Shoes (sponsored by Super Slow Way)
Inaugural Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sheroze Nadeem (sponsored by Inspira)
Inaugural Professional of the Year: Hilary Lord (sponsored by Personnel Checks)
Alan McKie Supporters Award: Blackburn with Darwen Young People’s Services and Inspira