At The Global Awards 2020, Smooth’s Jenni Falconer gave out The Very Award to Andy Smith, co-founder and CEO of Regenerate, a youth charity supported by Make Some Noise.
The Very Award recognises a special someone from a Global’s Make Some Noise-supported charity who has gone above and beyond to help young people in their communities.
When Andy co-founded the charity 20 years ago, he wanted to bring hope and opportunities to disadvantaged young people on the estate of Roehampton. It started with football, dance and homework clubs and turned into a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of young people beyond their circumstances.
Regenerate now runs a range of projects and initiatives to help young people uncover their potential and nurture their hopes for the future.
Through the charity’s youth centre and social action activities, young people get the chance to have fun, make friends and become less isolated and lonely. Children and young people benefit from positive peer support and learn new skills which respond to their interests and benefit the wider community. This is all thanks to the endless hard work and commitment from Andy, his wife Claire who is the Service Lead and the rest of the amazing team at Regenerate.
The team at Very.co.uk were so moved by all the work Andy does in his community that they wanted to dedicate The Very Award to him. Smooth Breakfast presenter, Jenni Falconer, presented the award, much to Andy’s surprise and excitement!