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South Street Kids Member Wins Hope Award

We're incredibly proud to announce Tarah - one of the young people on our South Street Kids project - has won the KS3 and Highly Commended award for 'Determination' in the annual Suffolk Hope Awards.

Young person wearing medal and holding certificate in centre of stage surrounded by two adults and a group of young people celebrating
Tarah receiving her Hope Award at the South Street Kids Showcase

The Suffolk Hope Awards, now in their third year, are part of the annual Hate Crime Awareness Campaign and aim to promote diversity, acts of respect and kindness. Thirteen schools, and hundreds of children, took part in this years awards, with the winners being decided by a panel of judges from Suffolk Police, Suffolk County Council and other partners.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said: “Once again we saw an incredible group of young people who are going above and beyond in helping their communities. Their dedication and imagination inspire us all and I want to thank not only them but all the schools, colleges and community groups who took part. It was a privilege to be part of the judging panel.”

Tarah was presented with her award at the South Street Kids 'Ipswich' Showcase - an event put together by the young people on South Street Kids involving art, dance, poetry, singing, acting, affirmations and even sharing the history of a family favourite recipe, Pierogi! The showcase ended with Tarah and fellow South Street Kids member Ruby-Leigh reciting a poem they had written entitled 'Hope Not Hate'.

Well done Tarah, and to all of the young people nominated, for their part in promoting diversity, respect, and kindness. The awards, and the inspiring acts of these young people, are a reminder for us all that we do not accept hate in Suffolk.


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