Safety Net held a night to remember at The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton to celebrate 20 years of their work supporting children and young people in Brighton & Hove. Safety Net has been working to keep children and young people safe both locally and further afield since 1995.
Taking place on the 25th November 2015, Safety Net held a special Awards ceremony in The Paganini Ballroom at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton where over 100 people showed up to mark the special occasion. Award winners ranged from children, young people and families through to volunteers and professionals who work in partnership with the charity, and all were thanked and awarded for their special contribution. Each award winner received a certificate and trophy and collected their award to loud cheers from the audience.
The evening was compered by Safety Net Director, Terri Fletcher and Ellie Talebian, a former Safety Net member of staff. Speeches, videos and activities from supporters, staff and young people all gave the audience a real feel of what the charity has achieved over the years and what it continues to strive for.
Safety Net Director, Terri Fletcher said, “I am so proud that we are celebrating our 20th year of working with local children, young people and families. When I started out in this project as a student 20 years ago I really didn’t imagine that the organisation would grow to the extent that it has; but it is thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and creativity of all our staff, volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard to develop our services because they realise the importance of everyone pulling together as a community to keep our children safe.”