Nominations for community awards close on Friday

Nominations for the annual AITC awards end on Friday

Nominations for the annual AITC awards end on Friday - Credit: Archant

Nominations for an award which recognises and celebrate the achievements of African-Caribbean children from the borough closes on Friday.

Ekow Plange with his mother

Ekow Plange with his mother - Credit: Archant

The second Pride Of Brent Awards Ceremony by Action In The Community (AITC) will take place on June 27 but more nominations are needed.

Trevor Hutton won the Jean Campbell award

Trevor Hutton won the Jean Campbell award - Credit: Archant

AITC is urging friends, families and teachers to put forward a young person between the ages of 11-18.

David Mullings, AITC founder, said: “Currently 65 per cent of children excluded from school are African-Caribbean.

“This is an issue so we thought it would be good to reward the children who are doing well.

“We really want people to nominate any youth who they think has done good no matter how little it may be. This is about recognising their achievements.”

The six categories are: highest GCSE grades, most improved student, positive contribution, creative arts, sporting achievement and young entrepreneur.

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Nominations are also needed for the ‘Jean Campbell award’ which is given to an individual of any age for outstanding community contribution.

Last year’s winner was Trevor Hutton, founder of grassroots football club AFC Wembley, who died on April 30.

To nominate visit aitc.org.uk.

You can nominate individuals for multiple categories

Related link: Kenton schoolboy and Wembley football coach among Pride of Brent award winners