Making a difference community awards 2017

Winners of the award categories 2017

Group photo of award winners with trophy and the Mayor

Winners of the individual award categories

Helping hands awards:

  • Tracy Underwood, a carer who finds time to support other carers with Time Out for Carers

Good neighbour award:

  • Diane McCartney provides support to neighbours through lifts, washing, shopping, meals and hospital visits

Group contribution:

  • Ronald Grantham who established the Mayflower Club in Markfield and puts a lot of time and effort into making it interesting

Lifetime achievement:

  • Gail Horsely who works tirelessly for the community of Newbold Verdon, is a founder member of Newbold Verdon Friends, organiser of children’s events, knit and knatter, and is currently starting a dementia café

Young volunteer of the year:

  • Amber Tilson, aged 20, who supports a group of 30 young people to take part in Red River Youth Theatre and has become a bone marrow donor

Personal development award:

  • Joanne McGlynn who overcame health issues and built skills and confidence through her volunteering at Barwell Community House

Winners of the voluntary or community group awards

Neighbourhood improvement:

  • Sheepy Litter Pickers who undertake the thankless task of picking up litter in their neighbourhood

Helping hands:

  • Burbage Youth Project which supports young people to learn practical and life skills through an interest in cars

Best new project:

  • Hinckley and District Past and Present won the Best New Project award for increased involvement in local history through a face-book group and local get-togethers

Long-standing achievement:

  • Concordia Theatre for providing high quality live entertainment for Hinckley and surrounding areas since 1969

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