Youth honoured at open day

Band The Iceolators at the John Innes Youth Centre

Band The Iceolators at the John Innes Youth Centre

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Young volunteers musicians and photographers all had a chance to shine as the YMCA John Innes Youth Centre held its annual Open Day.

Rock band The Iceolaters got things going at ROOM Exposed, a charity event on Friday, May 9, honouring the young people and volunteers whose work is crucial to the youth centre.

The live music was followed by the results of the Young Photography Competition, judged by two professional photographers and Wimbledon Guardian assistant editor Nick Hitchens.

Fabienne Daldy and Olenka El-Kadiri were announced as winners for their thoughtful pieces, based on the theme My Community - Under the Surface.

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Above, Olenka El-Kadiri's winning photograph taken with a mobile phone, and Fabienne Daldy's winning photograph for camera.

Fabienne, whose picture depicted a young, homeless person, said: "I chose this theme because although we live in a rich area I still see people homeless."

Anna Harris, head of youth work at YMCA London South West, said: "ROOM Exposed is a great opportunity for the young people that use our facilities at John Innes to showcase what they do here."

Sam Baker, Conor Brentford, Woody Wasey and Jeremy McAlister also received Jack Petchey Achievement Awards in recognition of their contribution to the charity.

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