Active Cheshire win at the North West Charity Awards

Active Cheshire received recognition for its work at a recent ceremony in Manchester

Active Cheshire has welcomed recognition of its work at the North West Charity Awards ceremony  held recently in Manchester.

Praised for its work in finding new ways of enabling people to get active on a regular basis, Active Cheshire was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status in the category of North West Charity Of The Year.

The event was hosted by Ilona Alcock, National & International Director of JCI Manchester. The awards dinner saw over 380 attendees at Manchester's Midland Hotel where guests were welcomed with a drinks reception, whilst the Manchester Show Choir provided entertainment throughout the evening.

Working alongside a wide range of health, sport, education, environment, transport and business partners, Active Cheshire is the lead body for sport and physical activity in the Cheshire and Warrington sub-region. 

The organisation has been established for more than 25 years and over that time has been a key driver in bringing about healthier lifestyles across the area.

The recent award ceremony was the first of its kind for the North West. It gave charities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to be celebrate the outstanding contributions they bring to their communities.

Over 150 entries were received, and this serves to highlight the variety and breadth of outstanding contributions these organisations bring to the North West region.

In total, 13 awards were presented on the night with the prestigious recognition of North West Charity Of The Year being handed to Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme.

Being nominated in this category was a huge achievement for the team at Active Cheshire, and receiving the category commendation caps off an exceptional year for the team which has worked tirelessly to launch the Blueprint To Tackle Physical Inactivity.

The blueprint was unveiled at the ‘Part Of The Movement 2’ conference at the beginning of October, where delegates had an opportunity to attend one of five different workshops focussed on the main pillars of the document.

The blueprint is currently in its consultation phase, and members of the public are invited to feed back their responses before 26th November 2017.

Baroness Newlove, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales and community campaigner in the North West, was in attendance at the event and presented one of the awards.

She said: “I was delighted and honoured to be at the North West Charity Awards. This is a brilliant initiative as it celebrates the inspirational work taking place in local communities across the region.

“For me, the volunteers and professionals working for these charities are unsung heroes, supporting and giving hope to thousands.”

The North West Charity Awards was founded and organised by Phoebe Benta from Eureka Events.

Phoebe said: “It was a delighted to see such an overwhelming response to the inaugural awards the atmosphere at the event was inspiring. The collaboration that will take place between charities after this event will be incredible.”

To find out more about Active Cheshire, and to see how you can inform the Blueprint To Tackle Inactivity, please visit: www.activecheshire.org

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