Monday, 23 November 2009

This afternoon I attended the Yorkshire Bank's 150th Anniversary Community Awards presentation event...

I had attended the launch event in June for the Yorkshire Bank's 150th Anniversary Community Awards which were focused in four key areas; environment, volunteering, regeneration and education and I was delighted to be asked to attend this afternoon's event to present the education awards. In each category the winning project received £10,000 with four runners up each receiving £5,000. A further twenty awards of £1,000 were made. The overall winning project also received a further £10,000.

It was a brilliant evening for Leeds..
  • Lineham Farm Children's Centre won the environment award;
  • Growing Zone Group from Kippax won the volunteering award;

  • Caudwell Children from Stoke on Trent won the regeneration award with Harehills Youth in Partnership achieving one of the runners up awards;

  • Lancashire Education Business Partnership won the education award; and finally

  • Caudwell Children won the overall award.

It was a wonderful way to recognise Yorkshire Bank's 150th by supporting charities and voluntary groups in these four key areas and fantastic that three Leeds organisations received major awards.


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