2014 winners announced!
At a fabulous evening in the Great Hall at Manchester's prestigious Town Hall, the winners were announced.
Young Achiever of the Year: Blackley Volunteer Police Cadets
Business in the Community: Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership
Creativity in the Community: Leah Cavanagh
Clean City: Upping It! Steering Group
Unsung Hero: Kirsty Taylor
Community Force: Lisa Minott
Community Project of the Year: The Cheetwood Centre
Neighbour of the Year: Patricia Lesley
Blossoming Communities: Eat Green (UK) Ltd
Volunteer of the Year: Roger Smith
Pride of Manchester Award - the overall winner selected after a separate re-judging of all the category winners, was the Upping It! Steering Group
Congratulations to all our winners and a big "well done" to our finalists too:
- Blossoming Communities: Old Moat Greenies and Friends of Angel Meadows
- Business in the Community: John Falder and Sidney Street Café
- Community Force: West Gorton Youth Partnership and Mediation Service Volunteers
- Community Project of the Year: The Booth Centre and Wythenshawe Community Farm
- Creativity in the Community: The Community Leadership Programme and Jessica Loveday
- Clean City: Junior Wardens and Greenbank Residents Association
- Neighbour of the Year: Maria Carabini and Emma Armitage
- Unsung Hero: Joanne Kelly and James Field
- Volunteer of the Year: Steve Buckley and Kathryn Harrison
- Young Achiever of the Year: Micheal Delany and Grant Lopo
Each year, the Be Proud Awards attracts companies from across Manchester wanting to be a part of this brilliant event. We'd like to say a huge 'Thanks' to all the sponsors supporting it this year.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination - without you, we wouldn't hear about all the wonderful work taking place in our communities!