We're FINALISTS in the Youth Matters Awards 2023! - YMCA DownsLink Group

We’re FINALISTS in the Youth Matters Awards 2023!

Our three finalists@ Randy, Chantal with a horse and Temesgen holding a medal

We’re over the moon that we have 3 finalists in the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards 2023!


Randy Yesca – Young Achiever of the Year

Chantal Greenfield – Young Leader of the Year

Temesgen Beyena – Young Volunteer of the Year

To find out more about our incredible nominees, click here.

We would also like to thank you for voting and supporting all our nominees this year. YMCA England and Wales announced that there was a record-breaking 17,500 public votes over the past few weeks. And it is great to see that there are 19 different YMCAs represented across the award categories.

The finalists will attend a prestigious awards ceremony in London on Friday 3rd November where the winners of each category will be announced. Twelve coveted awards will be up for grabs across a range of categories, epitomising the incredible work being done to transform lives and enrich communities daily.

Watch the video below to see last year’s highlights:

We will of course keep you updated with how they get on this year. It goes without saying, they’re all already winners in our eyes.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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