[flickr id=”6152996320″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”medium_640″ group=”” align=”none”] Friends and supporters of Step Forward joined the team of staff and volunteers for a Summer Celebration last week. The celebration was organised so we could thank and acknowledge many of the fantastic people who have supported Step Forward over the years, some of whom may never have met each other.

Bringing everyone together gave us the opportunity to celebrate Step Forward winning GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award 2011 with the people that helped make it possible. Out of over 420 charities we were named overall winners of the IMPACT Award in recognition of our services which improves the health and well being of local young people.

We also had a surprise in store for Noore our Senior Counsellor when we congratulated her on 20 years at Step Forward. Noore was presented with a watch and flowers as a gift of appreciation for her hard work and dedication. After 20 years Noore still has an on-going case load of young people as well as providing support, encouragement and clinical supervision to a team of volunteer counsellors. Thanks Noore, we are all really proud of you!