The Council and democracy Be Proud Awards

2019 winners

Winners of the 2019 Be Proud Awards

Pride of Manchester (overall winner) - Emmie’s Kitchen
The team of volunteers provide great meals for parents and carers during long hospital stays.

Special Recognition - Dena Murphy
Her tireless efforts have had a positive impact on her whole community. A real hero who sums up what Manchester is about.

Blossoming Communities - Revive
The Beswick-based group provides free practical and emotional support for refugees and people seeking asylum

Bringing Communities Together - Hulme Community Grocers
They provide low-cost, good-quality food, while bringing residents together in their lovely social space.

Business in the Community - Jo and Mark Hamburger from The Yard
They have turned an empty building in Cheetham Hill into a vibrant creative hub. 

Clean Neighbourhood - Let’s Keep Growing
A community garden project based in Longsight.

Community Force - Mary Armstrong
Mary takes great pride in her Collyhurst neighbourhood, helping it to be a place everyone can enjoy.

Community Project of the Year - Emmie’s Kitchen
The team of volunteers provide great meals for parents and carers during long hospital stays.

Creativity in the Community - Olympias Music
A charity that believes everyone should be given the opportunity to participate in music,  regardless of background.

Neighbour of the Year - Sammy Minshull
Sammy, from Anson Community Grocers in Rusholme, leads a team of volunteers helping local residents and is always on hand with support. 

Recycling Project of the Year - The Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe
As well as its famous furniture reuse shop, the group also runs health and wellbeing sessions and friendship groups.

Volunteer of the Year (group) - Arron Parker-Bowler and Reko Smith
They help countless people as members of the Manchester Young Carers Forum. 

Volunteer of the Year(individual) - Sherita Mandongwe
Sherita founded Dimobi Children Disability Trust - a special needs and learning disability provider based in Newton Heath. 

Young Achiever of the Year - Zimal Arshad
Working with Greenheys Residents’ Association in Moss Side, she is always litter-picking, cleaning and working on communal gardens.


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