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— CELLS conversion from CIC to CIO confirmed by Charity Commission...

We are proud to announce CELLS once again holds full charitable status, we have been allocated charity number 1192651 by the Charity Commission and hope to gain their support in helping our beneficiaries

— Howard League award for restorative justice 2020 commendation winner...


We are proud to announce CELLS were awareded a special commendation for our itsup2u work at the Howard League for Penal reform awards 2020, we would have loved to have been there live but it is still a fantastic acknowledgement of our teams work, well done all. 

— Howard League award for restorative justice 2020 finalist...


Another award nomination… The Howard League for Penal Reform has shortlisted CELLS for their restorative justice award for 2020; the awards ceremony is familiar to us at CELLS, having been nominated before; however, this year’s ceremony if a digital one, so fingers crossed. Well done to all the team, beneficiaries, and supporters, fantastic.

— Queens Award for Enterprise 2020


So proud of our team to have gained a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. They won the category for Improving Social Mobility. The Queens Award is the most prestigious business awards in the country, and it is a great credit to their commitment and passion; this goes for all involved, past and present.

Take a look at the Queens Award Magazine for 2020 on this link, and you will notice we have even made the front page.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards program for British businesses and other organizations that excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development, or promoting opportunity. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

— Schools quiz winners


Our most recent quiz night was won by members of Notre Dame, well done to them and enjoy the prizes everyone.

— Schools quiz winners

15/6/20 Our CELLS Team held a quiz for our young people to try and have some fun through the COVID Lockdown; the winning school was NLA taking the prize, well done all involved.


— Fundraiser

CELLS team member Kayleigh spent yesterday entertaining Kirkby’s children, laughing COVID while ensuring the kids had something to do and keep them entertained.
In doing so, Kayleigh and her friend raised £120 for Centre 63 Food hub, this is a cause close to our hearts, and we are all proud of Kayleigh; just highlights her kindness and mindset into helping others; well done Kay.


— Queens Award for Enterprise

CELLS are proud to announce we have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award is recognition of the efforts and commitment of all our team members, past and present. CELLS team members, Stakeholders, working partners, and beneficiaries should share this honour, without you, all CELLS would be nothing.


— COVID-19 Update

In light of current social and operational restrictions, including school and community centres closing, we are unable to deliver our awareness sessions at present. This is mainly due to our real person approach and its real-life impact. Rest assured, we have implemented remote working and a distanced approach that will allow us to deliver this initiative and bring you news as soon as we can tailor a delivery that will both be effective and safe. If you or someone you know of needs support, please contact us.


— White Collar Boxing Donation

One of our supported young person’s mum has recently trained for a charity white-collar boxing match, which she won. She trained hard for this and has donated her sponsorship money to the CELLS Mentoring initiative due to Kerry’s excellent work with her daughter. We are proud of Kerry, the mum, and also the young person who has come on leaps and bounds since Kerry’s engagement.


— Fix This Mess (FTM)

Our youth-led group with students from North Liverpool Academy has proven a great success. They formed a group and called it “Fix This Mess.” They designed their logo and designed and printed t-shirts for the group members. They have created and published knife crime awareness cards, showing how to act in a knife incident and injury.
They have made a short play about exploitation and knife crime due to being rehearsed and delivered to their community. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hit us, and it has been postponed for the time being.