National Crimebeat is the youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association and is governed by trustees who are mainly former High Sheriffs. The charity focuses on providing a prestigious annual awards ceremony to give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

The Pythian Club were delighted to be the selected finalists to represent the entire of Nottinghamshire at the Crimebeat Awards held in London on Wednesday the 13th of March. Our work with Double Edge, and its reputation that continues to grow, is what caused Nottinghamshire’s High Sheriff, Nick Ebbs, to select us to head to the Awards ceremony. The Pythian Club were nominated along with 3 other finalists across the United Kingdom and asked to present their work on Double Edge.

“Young People are leading the change”

“Knife Crime Victims are viewed as just another statistic”

It was another early start heading down to London for the team, but once again, we came out in force! Our Young Leaders and Ben took to the stage to present our work on Double Edge. We gave an emotional insight into the dangers of knife crime and how it had effected everybody on stage in different ways. Met with the loudest applause of the day. Double Edge were awarded with second place and received praise from all involved.

But the day didn’t stop there! Our Young Leaders then headed onto an open top bus for an exciting Big Bus Tour around London to see all the sights. We were then dropped off at The London Eye and given a ride to top off an amazing day!

The Pythian Club would like to say a special thank you to High Sheriff, Nick Ebbs for recognising and selecting our special work within the community. Along with a big thank you to everybody at The Crimebeat Awards for hosting us, we had a wonderful time and look forward too many more awards to come!

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