'I was so shocked I nearly forgot to get up and collect it' – Aragon youth worker and Shefford town councillor receives national award for mentoring role

PUBLISHED: 09:42 09 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:45 09 November 2016

Nicola King, centre, with her award.

Nicola King, centre, with her award.

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A housing association youth worker has won a national award.

Nicola King, who works with young people across Central Beds in her job with Aragon, was named the leading female mentor or coach at the 2016 Women in Housing Awards.

“When they called my name I was so shocked I nearly forgot to get up and collect it,” said Nicola, who lives in Great Barford and is a Shefford town councillor.

“I keep looking at the award and get really choked thinking about all of the people I’ve worked with and how important they are.

“If it wasn’t for them, none of this would have happened. It’s overwhelming.”

The award recognises those who offer guidance and inspiration and are willing to share their experience and knowledge with others.

Aileen Evans, from Aragon’s parent organisation Grand Union Housing Group, said: “Everyone here is so proud of Nicola and her achievements. This recognition of the fantastic work she does goes to show just how important working with young people is.”

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