Members of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust with Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has made the shortlist for  prestigious award, ahead of a ceremony in October.

In the small charity category, it could be named ‘Charity of the Year Award’ at the 19th annual Charity Times Awards.

It comes at a busy time for the charity, which is renovating its HQ and plans to move to a new premises after 33 years.

Mairead Healy, Isle of Wight Youth Trust

Youth Trust CEO, Mairead Healy said that the Youth Trust was delighted with the news.

“We have a dedicated team that works tirelessly to ensure that our young people have access to the highest possible standards of service. We seek to exemplify best practice across our organisation and today’s announcement is national recognition of a lot of hard work.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted, along with six other organisations nationally, and would like to thank our counsellors, staff, local community and the young people who contribute to our success in supporting young Islanders.”

A ceremony and dinner takes place on 3 October, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.