Unsung Hero of the Year

Ben Cordy - Unsung Hero of the Year 2015

Ben grew up in Leeds and was a member of the Leeds Youth Cell Network as a young person, going on to become the director of the network. Recently Ben took the difficult decision to close the network at the end of this year, believing that there might be more effective ways to establish relevant Christian gatherings for young people across the town. Ben now dedicates his time to supporting your workers across Leeds, enabling them to better serve their young people.

Ben was nominated for this award by Emily Bosworth from Leeds Faith in Schools. She said, "Ben is always there for a cup of tea, prayer and helps in moments of panic. Ben is constantly letting me know he's found a great volunteer for a school near me, set us up with a meeting into the catholic secondary schools, he's sent trust money our way (and others way) when people approach him to ask who needs it!! Ben has 'the youthworkers of Leeds' backs. Ben Cordy is fabulous. I think you could contact any Youthworker in Leeds and they will tell you this. He is totally unsung within his role, but valuable support to the work we're currently doing in the city." 

"Behind all successful youth work across the UK is an army of unsung heros. Unsung heros are the best volunteer secret agency you could ever be part of." - sponsor, Jeff Pullinger.

Receiving the award, Ben recalled youth workers who had invested in him in the past, preparing the ground for him to be able to support and enable more youth workers to do the same. "This is about what God's doing with young people and we need to let ourselves release that to happen in all the ways that we can.


Ben Cordy
Matt Merriam
Carol Jenner
Karen Bloye

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