A borough charity which aims to put a stop to bullying and help victims has been nominated for a national award.
South Tyneside Against Bullying (STAB) has been tipped for the community organisation prize at the 2016 National Diversity Award.
I am humbled by the gratitude shown towards the work we do.Callum Carr, STAB
The awards, sponsored by Microsoft, are set to be held in Liverpool on September 16, celebrates some of the inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations across the UK.
Non-profit organisation STAB was founded by 17-year-old Callum Carr, from South Shields.
It campaigns for the rights of victims of bullying and abuse and works to ensure the safety of all young children and vulnerable adults.
It offers 24/7 support through a telephone helpline, online live chat service and counselling.
Callum said: “I received the email informing me that South Tyneside Against Bullying had been nominated for a prestigious national award.
“When reading the email I was amazed that we were nominated for such a big award, I would like to thank those that have nominated us and a big thank you for their continued support.
“It will mean so much to the whole team at South Tyneside Against Bullying to be shortlisted for this award and it will be a dream come true for all of us to win this national award. I am humbled by the gratitude shown towards the work we do.”
He added: “It is an absolute credit to work with a great team of selfless individuals who make this organisation grow and strive every day. Without their time and effort, South Tyneside Against Bullying would not be established.”