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Spirit of Manchester Awards

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The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship. This year's awards is sponsored by the University of Manchester

This year's awards have now been shortlisted! Thank you to our judges, including the new Lord Mayor Elect - Councillor Sue Cooley, who shortlisted the below candidates, I know they found it difficult with all the great nominations. Thank you also to Richard Caulfield for Chairing the meeting.

The shortlisted candidates are:

Volunteer of the year

  • Ruby Box - Student Action Manchester
  • Geoff Wood - Simply Cycling
  • Emma Bailey - Factory Youth Zone

Volunteer involving organisation

  • Levenshulme Inspire
  • Albert Kennedy Trust
  • Childline

Most innovative group

  • NOISE Festival
  • Mancunian Way
  • Odd Arts

Best service user involving organisation

  • Back on Track
  • Inspiring change
  • Wythenshawe FM

Most successful campaign

  • Ancoats Dispensary Trust
  • Macmillan Community Cancer Awareness project
  • Survivors Manchester

Best partnership initiative

  • S4B and Brunswick Parish Church
  • Ladybarn Community Timebank
  • EMERGE and FareShare Greater Manchester

Manchester youth volunteering award

  • Luke Emery - Simply Cycling
  • Hassan Ahmed - Community on Solid Ground
  • Egle Peleckaite - Student Action Manchester

Wellbeing award

  • Alzheimers Society
  • Wythenshawe Good Neighbours
  • Manchester Mind

Contribution to the sector winner - Akeim Mundell

Films will be made of all the shortlisted candidates which will be voted on at the awards cermony evening to determine the winner.

We also need your support! Could you donate something to the raffle whch will be drawn on the evening? Any prize big or small would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to the We Love Mcr charity. We will put your details on supporters page, in a brochure for the evening and you will be mentioned when the prize is drawn. See more details of the options available in the letter below. If you would like to contribute please email miriam@macc.org.uk.

Last year's awards were a great success and we want to make this year even better. Watch the films from last year's winners and see the pictures of the event on our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2013 page. 

For more information contact Miriam, Email: miriam@macc.org.uk Tel: 0161 834 9823. To make sure you get all the news on the awards subscribe to our ebulletin.