Last week, I visited first time Queen’s Award winner Livity based in Brixton, to meet Sam Conniff and some of the team.
Livity is a multi-award winning youth-engagement agency. Sharing its open-plan offices with creative and energetic 12 to 21 year olds from a broad range of backgrounds, Livity, and its clients, benefit from an understanding of what motivates, worries, interests and inspires young people in the UK today. In return, the young people have access to professional mentors, accredited training and equipment to produce their own print and digital media. Also on offer is pastoral care, training and financial support into employment, apprenticeships or back into education. There is a real 'family' feel about Livity, with an abundance of success stories proudly displayed on the walls of the office.
Last Wednesday, 1 May, it was Livity’s 12th Birthday so what better way to celebrate than with the presentation of their Queen’s Award prize. Young photographer, Devon Wright, captured the moment that Sam Conniff and Michelle Clothier from Livity received their crystal bowl from Rosi Prescott, Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.
A brilliant story to showcase as the first presentation ceremony for the 2013 Queen’s Awards. Warmest congratulations from all in the Queen’s Awards team.
I’m looking forward to seeing photos from more of you in the coming months – the more unusual the better!