High Sheriff's award for Fire and Rescue Service youth manager

The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Martin Beaumont, has honoured a member of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service with a High Sheriff Award in recognition of extraordinary service to the community of Cheshire.

Nick Evans, the Service's Youth and Communities Cohesion Manager, was awarded the accolade for his work with young people, in particular, the Prince's Trust Team (PTT) programme. He, along with Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock, was invited to a special reception at the High Sheriff's residence where the award was made on Thursday 20th March.

Mr Beaumont is a  keen supporter of The Prince's Trust programmes and has attended many of the Service's PTT graduation events.  These formal ceremonies are the culmination of a 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year olds from a variety of backgrounds and abilities.

Nick, who lives in Runcorn, and has worked for the Service for 15 years, said: "I am delighted to receive this award from the High Sheriff of Cheshire.  We are extremely proud of our work with The Prince's Trust and the success stories we hear back from the young people.  To receive an award for doing a job that can be so fulfilling and rewarding is both an honour and a privilege." 

Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock said: "Nick is a very deserving recipient of the High Sheriff's Award for Service to the Community.  Not only does he manage his Prince's Trust Team personnel, he is also ultimately responsible for our other youth programmes, Respect and Cheshire Fire Cadets, all of which make an immense difference to the young people in our communities. "

If you would like more media information please call Sarah on 01606 868451 or email sarah.dornford-may@cheshirefire.gov.uk.

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The Prince's Trust programme helps develop young people's skills and confidence through practical community projects and work experience. The primary focus is team work within the community, which supports our local neighbourhoods. The programme aims to move young people into full time employment and job-related training.

Date published: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:02:55 GMT

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