We Won! We Are The London vInspired Award 2014 Winners!

We are finally allowed to let you into a secret we have had to keep quiet for a whole day. We, Positive Youth News Haringey, have won the London vInspired Award 2014! 

The vInspired awards are designed to celebrate young people’s outstanding contribution to their communities through volunteering. We were nominated for our work in our community and have won the London regional finals.

All regional winners will now go through to the national finals and we will be invited to attend the vInspired National Awards ceremony in March 2014. It will be a star studded line up to celebrate our inspirational winners. Overall national winners will be announced on the night at this ceremony.

We know from previous winners that the competition is high and are absolutely surprised we won.” Said Erika, PYNHaringey Team Member “We feel we have won this award for all young people in Haringey, if they did not achieve such positive things to make our borough proud, we would not have a project.”

We will be competing against 8 other regional winners in the national finals from across the country. Wish us luck!

Below is some of the messages we have recieved to congratulate us on our award:

“This is very very very good news. Well done” – Sona Mathani, CEO Selby Trust

“This news has made me very happy, but it is not a surprise. The PYN Haringey team deserve to win for all they have done for this borough” – Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa

“Congrats” Haringey Council

“Amazing! Congratulation Guys!” – Haringey Scouts

“Congratulations. How good is that? Good news!” – Archdeacon Luke Miller

“Wow. Great News. You all deserve it for your amazing work. Congratulations”. – Hornsey School

“Big congratulations to PYN Haringey on yet another well deserved award” – Soca Saturdays

“Fantastic News. Well Done. Good luck in March!” -Haringey Labour

Amazing. Congratulations. Keep up the good work”  Lynne Featherstone MP

Congrats and well done!” – Cllr Nigun Canver

“Fantastic News. Wish you all the best for March!”. – Sgt Jon Bosustow. Haringey Police

“We’d like to say a massive congratulation to PYNHaringey for their vinspired win. Amazing work guys. You deserve it” – Exposure Org

“Congratulations PYNHaringey on your Vinspired Award…well deserved” – Haringey Festival

“Fantastic news!! Hearty congratulations” – Justin Hinchcliff, Tottenham Tories

“Haringey being awarded for the best in London, great news. Good luck in March for the nationals”  – David Lammy MP

“Congratulations!” – Haringey Lib Dems

“Many congrats to PYNHaringey the London vInspired Award 2014 Winners” – Catherine West

“Well done to you all and Seema Chandwani”  – Peray Ahmet

“Congratulations to PYNHaringey, celebrating their first award of 2014!” – Harringay Online

“Thoroughly deserved award for PYNHaringey . The best answer to the shocking journalism from BBC in last few days” – Cllr Joe Goldberg

“Congratulations to our friends PYNHaringey for their well deserved vInspired win!” – Haringey Youth Rubgy

“BIG Congrats to PYNHaringey the London vInspired Award 2014 Winners!” – John K

“Congratulations to Positive Youth News Haringey PYNHaringey Winners of vinspired Award” – Bowes & Bounds

“Congratulations to PYNHaringey for their thoroughly well-deserved London vinspired Award 2014″ – Highgate Wood School

“We are all very proud well done to our young inspirational people!!” – Elvin Fox

“Big congrats to our great friends PYNHaringey for their well deserved vinspired win!” – Action for Kids

“Well done All. Brilliant news” – Sgt Paul Kane, Haringey Police

“Fantastic. Great News!” – Stephen Moore, Editor Tottenham Journal

“Congratulations to PYNHaringey on their well deserved award” – Joanne McCartney GLA

“Congratulations and well done to all” – Cllr Charles Adje

“Well done on your award!” – Cllr Stuart McNamara

“This is such fantastic news. Massive congratulations to all of you – I know I’m vInspired!” – Sally Lowe, Head of News Haringey Council

“This is absolutely fantastic – a massive achievement  – well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Kevin Feaviour, Head of Haringey Youth Service

“Congratulations to you all. A terrific achievement.” – Cllr Zena Brabazon

Fantantic news  – well done” – Cllr Karen Alexander

“That is absolutely fantastic news!!! Well done! Well deserved! Proud of you!! :-)” – Mr Cozier, Head Teacher

“CONGRATULATIONS!!!!”  – Tottenham Life

“Huge congrats to all. Brilliant news!!” – Haringey Police

“WELL done and much deserved” – Mayoress Peacock

“Congratulations. Fantastic to see Haringey’s youth recognised. Media is more often driven by exaggerated negativity under the allusion that is what sells.  Haringey has lots to offer and good stories often don’t see the light of day. Well done ” – Cllr Lyn Weber

“Really good news – well done to you all” – Cllr Lorna Reith