The Key Awards 2021
We were happy to hear that this year’s key awards seen Linx and a group of young people from UCA school nominated for 3 different key awards in 2021. These categories were
The Key Covid Champions: the award seeks to recognise a key project which demonstrates excellent during the pandemic.
Community Benefits Wards: We received a whopping 13 nominations for The Key Community Champions.
Outstanding Delivery Partner: Which looks to acknowledge an exceptional Key Member that has championed The Key in their organisation and has made the most of their Key Membership.
The group from UCA school called (Ricky woo and Emec crew) were nominated for 2 awards to recognise the effort they put into organising a social action project. the group of young people organised Christmas presents to help support families who cannot afford presents during the Christmas period. This thoughtful idea got recognised by the key and was nominated for an award. Unfortunately, the group did not win it as there were a lot of amazing projects too.
Linx as an organisation also was nominated for great partnership work and providing great key projects for young people, also with lots of amazing partners out there we did not win it.
It was nice to share all the great achievements from young people and the Linx youth project! We will continue working hard next year with young people to win an award.
Climate Action Middlesbrough allotment at Linx
As some of you may be aware, Linx have been a tenant within the Hemlington Allotments for some years now. Over lockdown, Catherine Howell from Barefoot Kitchen CIC was maintaining the space as best as she could and donated the freshly grown vegetables to our Eco Shop which was fantastic to be so sustainable throughout such a time in need for many. However, due to funding changes and staff availability, in just a matter of a few months of being left, the space become extremely overgrown. If you are a regular reader of these Newsletters, you will know that Linx’s Climate Action Middlesbrough team have been working hard alongside a small group of young people in Hemlington to create a beautiful garden space within the courtyard outside of The Recreation Centre. This has been a brilliant success, the young people have really enjoyed the sessions and learnt a lot about planting different herbs, vegetables, plants, and the maintenance which comes alongside it. Once the garden project was complete, the group were able to turn their attention onto the allotment space!
We had a lot of work to do, but after conversations with local members of the community and other allotment tenants, everyone came together to work on the space as a community event to help us out. Due to the goodness of those who helped, we were able to really hit the ground running and even get a greenhouse up!
To our valued young people, families, communities and business partners, at this time, we would be interested in any feedback or comments that you would have in relation to our service delivery during lockdown and for future delivery.
Please stay safe and if there is anything we can support with then don’t hesitate to contact our team who would be happy to help.
Linx staff are working very hard in-line with the current roadmap & easing of the restriction out of lockdown, so watch the space as we are reintroducing our popular youth provisions in the coming weeks.