The Campbell-Younge Award

This award is named after two magnificent pioneers, Reba Younge and Albert Campbell, who worked tirelessly for and on behalf of the minority ethnic people in Stevenage and the wider community.

Reba Younge came to Stevenage as a mother and a nurse, re-trained as a teacher, set up a support group for Asian women and became a foster mother, bringing up two more children in addition to her three sons. The success of her children is a lasting testament to her single-minded determination that hard work will be richly rewarded.

Albert Campbell took the political route, challenging injustice, working in and with the community whenever he could. He became the first Black councillor and the only Black mayor the town has ever had. Albert – or ‘Campbell’, as he was affectionately known - performed his duties in an exemplary manner and raised a well-respected family.

Both Reba and Albert were part of the original ‘World Forum’, which was then known as Stevenage Ethnic Minority Group.

‘They would indeed be proud to see how far that group has come. The Campbell-Younge award is established in the spirit of their achievements.’     Sherma Batson

If you want to nominate a person who deserves recognition in the Black and minority ethnic community please send your nomination to the Administrator at the World Forum by post , fax or email: 


Mark Straker & Mary Griffith


Award Sponsor: Aquesta Consulting


Errol John

Angie Le Mar presenting The Campbell-Younge Award for outstanding service in the community, to Errol John for his life-long commitment and dedication to the people of Stevenage. 

Award Sponsor: Aquesta Consulting


Denzil Olton

Linda Haye, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, presented the Campbell-Younge Award to Denzil Olton for his outstanding service to the community.

Award Sponsor: Positive Strides

            Supported by:                

Stevenage Borough Council and the Single Regeneration Budget