Nightstop Film Receives Award Nomination | Depaulcharity

Nightstop Film Receives Award Nomination

September 20th, 2017

Roll Out The Red Carpet! Nightstop Nominated For A Royal Television Society Award!

Nightstop charity nominated for film award

It’s been a busy week for Wyre Forest Nightstop, not only has it continued its hard work providing emergency overnight accommodation to young homeless people in the Kidderminster area, but it has also been nominated for a Royal Television Society Midlands award!

The award nomination is for a recent film about Wyre Forest Nightstop which was produced by digital arts charity and media production company Rural Media. The film which documents the stories of three young Nightstop users has been nominated for ‘Best Promotional Film’.

The winner will be announced at the Royal Television Society Midlands awards ceremony dinner in November.

The Stories of Courtney, Amie and Steve

The films tell the stories of Courtney, Amie and Steve, young people who have all been forced to leave home following difficulties within their family homes. The film follows each of their harrowing experiences of homelessness and how Nightstop helped to change their lives.

Judith Ford, Wyre Forest Nightstop Chief Executive, comments on the award nomination:

 “We are delighted that the film has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award, it powerfully documents the journeys of our young people and their experiences of homelessness.”

You can watch the films and hear the trio’s compelling stories here.

Nightstop Wyre Forest

Nightstop Wyre Forest is part of Nightstop UK, an accredited network of 33 charity organisations across the UK which provide emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people.

Nightstops’ across the UK provide a safe bed for the night for young people in the spare room of trained and vetted volunteers in the local community. The service helps provides over 13,000 bed nights a year to more than 1,300 young people. 

You can find out more about the service here.

And The Winner Is…

Nightstop is no stranger to the red carpet and has already won several awards for its community based solution to tackling homelessness across the UK. 

Notable awards include the Big Society Award which was presented to Nightstop North East in 2013 by then Prime Minister David Cameron, and the 2015 Team London 'My Community' award which was presented by then Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

We will be keeping our fingers crossed for Nightstop Wyre Forest so watch this space for the results when the envelope is opened in November! 

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