Cross Keys Homes shines a light on unseen stars

Monday 10 December 2018

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) held its fifth festive Awards Night to shine the light on those residents who have not only achieved incredible things for themselves, but for their neighbours and communities.

The city's largest landlord awarded residents who received nominations from their neighbours for their commitment to making a difference with more than 100 people attending the event. The red carpet was even laid out to greet the guests when they arrived.

Popular former DJ, Keith Dalton, hosted the evening with each of Cross Keys Homes' Directors presenting one of the awards.

Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes, Claire Higgins, said: "Many congratulations to all the worthy winners and runners-up. It was another fantastic evening with lots of residents being awarded for their hard work and commitment to making a positive difference.

"I know it's always a challenge for the judging panel to choose the winners from the shortlisted nominees as there are so many heart-warming stories but it was fantastic to see residents receiving the recognition they deserve. It was a lovely evening and very enjoyable for all."

The winners in each of the nine award categories were:

- Good Neighbour Award - Bob and Jan Thorpe, who were nominated by a new neighbour for their incredible commitment and kindness

- Young Achiever Award - Molly Morris from Ormiston Bushfield Academy for her outstanding achievements made in and out of school

- Personal Achievement (age 25) Award - Caroline Hart, for putting others first, whilst also caring for her son who has special needs and still managing the time to complete college courses

- Area Panel Member of the Year Award - Mary Telford, for her dedication to improving her local community

- Making a Difference Award - Rachael Groake, for her excellent voluntary work in cleaning up her local community, as well as actively encouraging others to do the same

- Resident Involvement Award - Cross Keys Homes' Scrutiny Panel, who have helped to improve fly-tipping within local communities

- Extra Care Contribution Award - Both Doreen Spires and Faith Pittam, who have spent an amazing amount of time arranging trips for residents living in Cross Keys Homes' extra care schemes

- Volunteer of the Year Award - Helene Dixon, for her many years of volunteering at Cross Keys Homes' Westwood Community Hub

- Special Recognition Award -Tyler Maison, who has managed to overcome many barriers in his life whilst continuing to make everyone around him extremely proud.

All the winners received an award and certificate and the runners-up were also presented with certificates. All of which had been sponsored by Cross Keys Homes' contractors Mears.

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