10 November 2018

Congratulations to Drew Cooper, who was awarded the highest honour at the YMCA England & Wales Youth Matters Awards on Friday 2 November.

Hundreds of staff, volunteers, and young people from YMCAs all over the country convened for this annual awards ceremony. From YMCA Derbyshire, Claire Ragg was there to support our finalist Drew Cooper along with Mandy-Jayne Evans from Toyota, and two of Drew’s colleagues from Babington Group.

Drew Cooper was in the running to receive the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ award. On the night itself, this was awarded to another young gentleman called Charlie. Towards the end of the event however, the coveted ‘We Believe Award’ sponsored by Sir Alan Rudge, was announced. Drew, most deservedly, was chosen to receive this award, along with a £1000 gift. Huge congratulations to Drew for winning this, a true reflection of how far he has come and recognition of all of his achievements.