Manchester City Council

People & communities Be Proud Awards

Winners and finalists

The Be Proud Awards Gala Evening took place on Friday 4 December, where Manchester residents and businesses celebrated their hard work and dedication to their communities. It was a fabulous evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all!

The 2015 winners and finalists are:

Blossoming Communities

  • Winner: Phil Dodd & the Moss Side Community Allotment
  • Finalists: John Robinson and Old Moat Greenies

Business in the Community

  • Winner: Elliott's Fruit & Veg owners - Steph Moore & Becky Elliott
  • Finalists: Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust and Simon and Rachael Delaney from the Firbank Pub

Clean City

  • Winner: Mrs Pat Smith and pupils of Cheetham CofE Community Academy
  • Finalist: Didsbury in Bloom and Tale of Two Cities – Community Wildflower project

Community Force Award

  • Winner: Safe Spots Wythenshawe
  • Finalists: Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus and MASH Volunteer Team

Community Project of the Year (Group)

  • Winner: Oasis
  • Finalists: Gorton Events Committee and Ladybarn Community Association

Community Project of the Year (Individual)

  • Winner: Gina Hall
  • Finalists: Majid Dar and Martin Ellerby

Creativity in the Community

  • Winner: Venture Arts
  • Finalists: Gorton Visual Arts Group and Jamie Marks

Neighbour of the Year

  • Winner: Lorraine Flood
  • Finalists: Flor Jaramillo and Winnie Hagan

Unsung Hero (Individual)

  • Winner: Akeim Mundell
  • Finalists: Julie Asumu and Shirley Gordon

Unsung Hero (Group)

  • Winner: Arthur and Marlene Whillans
  • Finalists: Clayton Youth Club and Jane and Les Cauldfield

Volunteer of the Year (Individual)

  • Winner: Sue Devlin
  • Finalists: Amarpreet Kaur and Salamina Dikowe

Volunteer of the Year (Group)

  • Winner: Talk English Project
  • Finalists: Friends of Fallowfield and North Manchester Fitness

Young Achiever of the Year

  • Winner: James Lobley
  • Finalists: Raising Aspirations and Unity Radio NGY Show

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