Prize collected at Downing Street

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A NOTTINGHAM-based service run ‘for young people by young people’ has picked up a prize at Downing Street for its commendable work in communities, including Bulwell.

Just Ask Nottingham was one of the winners in The Phillip Lawrence Awards organised by crime- reduction charity, Nacro.

“Just Ask Nottingham shows that young people have the creativity, passion and drive to help others and make a real difference in their communities,” said Frances Lawrence, whose husband was headmaster at a London school when he was stabbed to death after going to the aid of a pupil.

The Philip Lawrence Awards Network, known as PLAnet, celebrates groups of young people who bring people together and make a real difference in their communities.

The ceremony was held at 11 Downing Street where a number of representatives from Just Ask Nottingham received their award and cash prize.

The information service, which was launched in May 2010 after receiving money from the Big Lottery Fund, delivers a number of support-based opportunities for young people aged 14-25.

n OUR PHOTO shows the Just Ask teens at Downing Street.