More than 300 people have come together to celebrate the success of children in care and care leavers in Bury.

The young people were nominated at the Believe and Achieve awards by foster carers, teachers, social workers and other professionals to recognise their achievements in fields including education, sport, creativity and the support they have given their community.

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The ceremony was held at the Village Hotel and included a meal, DJ and entertainment. 

Opening words were spoken from the council’s chief executive Lynne Ridsdale, guest speaker Sean Sherwood and awards presented by councillors and Deputy Lieutenant Karan Lee.

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Cllr Lucy Smith, cabinet member for children and young people at the council, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to celebrate the successes of our young people, and this is a hugely important event in our calendar to show them how amazing we think they all are.”