Groups win High Sheriff awards for good work

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AN ORGANISATION which engages young people through music and technology was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony.

Noise Solution, in York Road, Bury St Edmunds, was highlighted for its work with young people who face educational challenges at the High Sheriff Awards, in St Edmundsbury Cathedral last Thursday.

Organised by the Suffolk Foundation, which manages the High Sheriff’s Fund, the event shone a spotlight on charities, community groups and volunteers.

The Suffolk Crimebeat Award went to the Don’t Let Drugs Wreck Your Life project and the Community Partnership Award was handed to the Ormiston Children and Families Trust and HMP Young Offender Institution Warren Hill with West Suffolk SOS Bus Project and the Suffolk Stay Safe Team runners up.

The Bridge View Drop-in Centre, in Lowestoft, was named Group or 0rganisation of the Year with Noise Solution in third place.

Casper Smith, 13, of Drinkstone, was third in the Under 25 Volunteer of the Year.

Grants of up to £1,500 were given to groups including Focus12 and Noise Solution.

High Sheriff Stephen Miles said: “I hope the awards help to highlight some of the wonderful work under way.”