Tenant ‘stars’ celebrated in award success

The pick of Incommunities’ talented tenants were honoured at our 2015 star awards held this week (14th September).

Over 200 people attended the prize presentation event at The Bradford Hotel, compered by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration.

Ever year the awards showcase how individuals and groups across the district brighten up their neighbourhoods and other peoples’ lives.

Before the award winners were revealed everyone was treated to a master-class from top floral designer, Jonathan Moseley.

This year we received over 120 entries across seven award categories for the judges to go through. The ‘roll call’ of winners were:-

  1. individual garden/displayDaniel Spillane of Lidget Green for completing a colourful garden with seating during a challenging year
  2. communal gardenThe Blooming Marvellous Group at Crag Road Community Garden in Shipley for transforming an overgrown plot where local people can now come and grow their own food. Some of the produce is also provided to a local drop-in centre
  3. kids corner– Joint winners – Taylor and Coben Myers from Keighley for taking their first steps into gardening by successfully growing various seeds from kits
  4. makeover Lynda and Michael Field of Windhill, who transformed their front and rear gardens into a comfortable space to relax in
  5. rising starHannah Standing of Chellow Grange for becoming a junior leader at a weekly girls group and being recognised by its members as a fantastic role model for other young girls
  6. community starKevin Phillips of Windhill for all his hard work in raising awareness of community projects in his local area and supporting other residents who may feel isolated
  7. star employeeJane Lynch from our Shipley Neighbourhood Team for the commitment and support she has given to local tenants including getting involved in a community flat and community garden scheme.

The 2015 overall winner of Incommunities Star Awards was Hannah Standing of Chellow Grange.

Each winner received a trophy and a gift voucher. There were also runners-up prizes in each category.

A host of great raffle prizes including floral arrangements made by Jonathan Moseley proved an extra treat for people attending the awards.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “The star awards are all about celebrating the fantastic work of individuals and groups right across our communities.

“Each year these awards put the spotlight on our many talented residents who show a special pride in where they live and those unsung heroes who help others. Congratulations to all our winners and all those nominated.

“I would also like to thank our special guests, Harry and Jonathan, who have again been a ‘big hit’ with everyone attending.”

David Procter, Incommunties Group Chairman, said: “This year’s roll call of winners and runners-up is an amazing example of the pride our many proud residents – young and old – have in where they live.

“Congratulations to all the award winners, runners up and everyone who took part. You are the stars of our communities and an inspiration to others.”

Written on 16th September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News