TEN young people in Evesham have been presented with a Tryangle award after lending a helping hand to a town business owner.

The group of local teenagers have been involved in several projects over the last 12 months.

In the summer they helped repaint the skatepark and have all volunteered at the BONK shop, helping on the floor and with events.

Recently Brett Cordelle, Luke Rogers, Marcus Halford, Daryl Spiers, Chloe Westmacott, Ellie Porter, Zoe Lees, Will Stevens, Adam Sparrow and Ashley Dolan have also become the youth committee for the newly formed traders association Real Evesham.

Kim Dunn, owner of Bonk and Real Evesham chairman, said: "It's great to see the young people helping out and voluntarily getting involved, they're a great bunch.

"People of all ages have issues, and these kids have more than their fair share, which makes this even more of an achievement, well done."

A spokesman for the Worcestershire council for voluntary youth services, which runs the award scheme, added: "The Tryangle Awards are special in that they celebrate the volunteering achievements of young people aged 11 to 19 who have had to overcome challenges in their personal circumstances, to be able to become involved as volunteers."