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Make a difference awards 2017

On Wednesday 12th July, Selwood Housing hosted its first ‘Make a Difference’ awards, to thank those people and groups who make our communities great places to live.

2017 winners

Nominated by their neighbours, our 2017 good neighbour award winners are as follows:

  Jim and Petra Kirkland, good neighbour award, Trowbridge

 

 Bob and Victoria White, good neighbour award, Melksham

 

 

 Andrew Rose, good neighbour award, Bradford on Avon

 

 

  Peter Kent, good neighbour award, Westbury

 

 Beryl Doherty, good neighbour award, Warminster

 

 

Our 2017 young persons award winner is Ashton Griffin

The young persons award is for someone who has made a difference to their community, who has inspired others and who has overcome personal obstacles to achieve success. Well done Ashton!

 

 Our 2017 community together award winner was Lesley Horne

Lesley, described as ‘someone who puts everyone else above herself and drops everything to help others’ was nominated for her role in running the Seymour community hub. She has also started a children’s initiative, running on Monday afternoons in term time, which all young members of the community are welcome to join.

Lesley states “Thank you Selwood Housing for this award and for supporting the community. I had to ask myself ‘why would anyone vote for me?’ I’m just doing something that I love, supporting the Seymour community hub.”


 

 For the community together award we decided to award two runner up places as it was too difficult to pick just one winner. Catherine Pilling is our first runner up for her work with people who have learning difficulties through Trowbridge Friends Link. 

 

 

 Our second runner up for the community together award is Melksham and District Seniors Forum. The forum runs across west Wiltshire helping to improve the quality of life for many older people. Brian Warwick collected the award on behalf of the organisation.

 

 

 

Finally the winner of our inspiring involvement award, nominated by staff, was Andrew Halliday

 

The Learning Curve, a local charity that provides free learning opportunities as part of the Selwood Housing Group also presented two awards. The winners were:

  • Ruby Horne, winner of The Learning Curve's outstanding adult learner award
  • Michael Evans, winner of The Learning Curve's outstanding young learner award

Ruby Horne receiving her award

 Ruby Horne, shares "thanks so much, I really am proud, which is something I've never been able to feel for myself before all the groups and courses. My life has changed so much and it's amazing!"

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and who attended the awards. You all helped to make the night a great occasion for our winners.

Watch this space for news later in the year on the 2018 Make a Difference awards.

Photographs by George Daulman

 

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