Congratulations to our Community Champions of 2023!
It was a great honour to celebrate the amazing work of volunteers during our Community Champions Awards last week.
Although this was our third awards event, this was the first time we had held it in person at the Lancashire Football Association.
Guests enjoyed a two-course meal and our talented Project SEARCH intern Bradley entertained everyone as he sang a selection of crowd-pleasers.
Over the three years, we have had nominations for 36 groups, 59 individuals, and 12 young people. The nominations are growing each year, with a total of 42 this year.
Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive of Progress Housing Group, presented the awards to the winners and was in awe of everyone’s dedication.
She said: “It is an absolute pleasure to meet and celebrate the excellent work of these volunteers.
“Without them, our communities would not have the help and support that makes the world a better place to live.
“I want to say an enormous thanks to all those who nominated these fantastic individuals and to our panel of judges, who I know had a difficult job picking out the winners.
“And finally, a massive thank you to all those who volunteer and show how much they care about others. You truly deserve to be recognised.”
Congratulations to all the winners:
Voluntary Group of the Year Award
Community Network Outreach Service
The Base Community Centre
Community Champion Individual of 2023
Community Champion Young Person 2023
The Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Job Club in Penwortham
Mill Pond Gardeners
Fylde Community Food Hub
Wade Hall Community Association
PAWS (People and Animal Welfare Sanctuary)
Release into Victory CIC
Team KickAbout CIC
The Men in the Coffee Lounge at St Mary’s Community Centre in Leyland
Friends of Leyland Station
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