AN Eastleigh company was awarded Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2018 British Youth Travel Awards.

African Adventures works with 25 community projects in developing areas of Ghana, Kenya, and Zanzibar.

It supports these projects with the financial and humanitarian resources they need to grow, whilst organising "meaningful volunteer experiences" for educational, youth, and sports community trust groups from all over the UK.

Company founder Dan Mew said: “I am so pleased that the hard work and commitment of our teams has been recognised. It is also testament to our volunteers, who carry out the work we commit to doing at our partner projects, that their achievements have been celebrated so prominently.”