KYDS is delighted to have been awarded £2,500 for the Essex County Council Chairman’s Fund, along with an award recognising its valuable work with young people.

James Stocker, KYDS Chairman, and Alexandra Berriman, KYDS Artistic Director, attended an awards ceremony on Tuesday 17th April 2018 at Chelmsford City Racecourse to receive the award.

The ceremony was a fantastic opportunity for KYDS to meet local dignitaries, including the Chairman of Essex County Council and the Mayor of Colchester and to discuss the important work that KYDS is doing in the local community.

A number of other local organisations also attended to receive awards.

James said:

“We are delighted to have received this award from the Chairman’s Fund. This funding will help us continue our valuable work with young people which helps them to develop a range of skills including confidence, communication and teamwork.”

The funds will be put towards meeting the costs of KYDS’s next production, Oliver!

Councillor Gerard Oxford (Mayor of Colchester) with James Stocker (KYDS Chairman) and Alexandra Berriman (KYDS Artistic Director)

Alexandra and James receive the award from the Chairman of Essex County Council