Manchester City Council

People & communities Manchester Community Diamonds

Be Proud Awards 2013 - 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: Heald Place Primary School Eco Group

Business in the Community: The Literacy Beacons Project from Eastlands Homes

Creativity in the Community: Jim Giles 

Green Futures: Hazel Darke and family

Unsung Hero: Jackie Burton

Neighbour of the Year: Paul Selby

Community Force: Akeim Mundell

Blossoming Communities: Joanne Wilkes

Volunteer of the Year: Marion Quinn

Community Project of the Year: Cheetham Al-Hilal Community Project

And the Pride of Manchester Award - the overall winner selected after a separate re-judging of all the category winners, was the Literacy Beacons Project

Congratulations to all our winners and a big "well done" to our finalists too:

  • Blossoming Communities: Carol Standsfield / Greville, Bankfield & Ashfield Residents Group
  • Business in the Community: Roger Khoryati / Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership
  • Community Force: May Elfituri / New Moston Homewatch
  • Community Project of the Year: Friends of Clayton Park / Real Harpurhey
  • Creativity in the Community: Booth Centre & Royal Exchange Partnership / Creative Support Breakthrough Service
  • Green Futures: Joanne Wilkes / Real Food Wythenshawe
  • Neighbour of the Year: Alan Bickford / Simon Walker
  • Unsung Hero: Nick Buckley / Gary Hollingsworth
  • Volunteer of the Year: Steven Flower / Ann Hayes 
  • Young Achiever of the Year: Ladybarn Youth Council / Moss Side & Hulme Rangers

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