Stockport Homes has rewarded local ‘stars’ at the annual customer ‘Star’ awards evening. The ceremony recognises groups or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their communities.
Nominations were received on behalf of individuals and community organisations that have helped make Stockport a better place to live.
Robin Burman, Chair of Stockport Homes' Board said:
The large number of high quality nominations for both individuals and groups made it a very difficult decision for the judges. All of those incredible groups and individuals nominated help to make Stockport a place of thriving community activity and a great place to be. They are valued partners of Stockport Homes.
Winners are listed below:
Positive partnership - Dorothy Harrison and Oak Tree Court Residents
Dorothy won the award because of all the things she does for the residents and committee of Oak Tree Court. Without her efforts many residents of the scheme would become lonely and isolated, she’s a lifeline to many.
Community Spirit – Donna Maskell
Donna always has time for her community and local primary school even though she is a mum of five. She’s a member of the Parent Teachers Association and is pivotal in ensuring that there are events throughout the year both in the school and in her community. She will always help others and always has a smile on her face.
Community Project – OWLS
The OWLS group have won this award because of the lifeline they provide to women who have been experiencing domestic abuse. The group is a haven for women who have all experienced some level of abuse, they provide support, advice and comfort in some of the most difficult of times.
Volunteer achievement – Clare Osment
Claire has won this award because of the commitment she has shown to the OWLS group and the women who attend. She has provided a lifeline to women who are most in need and nothing is too much to ask. ‘She is amazing, kind and caring and never stops’. She has made a difference to all the women who attend, given them the confidence to pick themselves up and carry on, ‘she saved my life’.