NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service), in partnership with Deloitte, is proud to have been awarded the ‘Commitment to the Local Community Award’ at the 9th annual Better Society Awards. This recognition highlights the exceptional efforts of NYAS and Deloitte driving voluntary initiatives that positively impact the local community within Wales.

The Better Society Awards took place on took place on Thursday 9th May at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London and is renowned for celebrating business’ contributions to making a better, more equal, ethical and sustainable world. Recognition of NYAS Cymru’s collaboration with Deloitte exemplifies their shared commitment to social responsibility and community empowerment.

“We are honoured to receive the ‘Commitment to the Local Community Award’ alongside esteemed partner, Deloitte,” said Sharon Lovell, Chief Executive of NYAS Cymru. “This recognition demonstrates the power of collaboration in addressing societal challenges and making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and young people. we are proud to be the charity of choice for Deloitte and their support has helped many young people in care believe in a brighter future.”

NYAS Cymru and Deloitte’s joint initiative have significantly contributed to enhancing the wellbeing and resilience of the local community in Wales. Innovative programmes and dedicated volunteering efforts, including the renovation of Grange Pavilion Hub and a Christmas gift drive, demonstrates the power of collaboration across the private and third-sector, delivering positive change and creating a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Robyn Watkinson, Assistant Manager of Engagement Support at Deloitte, said: “We at Deloitte are proud to have had the impact of our incredible partnership with NYAS Cymru recognised through receiving the ‘Commitment to the Local Community Award’. The sense of empowerment and autonomy NYAS Cymru nurture in care-experienced children is something to be championed and we feel so fortunate to work alongside such a wonderful organisation.”

NYAS is delighted to have been acknowledged by the Better Society Awards, alongside Deloitte. This recognition only fuels NYAS in delivering our mission and creating a society where every child and young person in care is treated with dignity and respect.

For more information, and to see the full list of winners, please visit the Better Society Awards.