SCDF shortlisted for Pride of St Helens award

The shortlist for the 2021 Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Pride of St Helens Awards has been unveiled.

Saints Community Development Foundation is delighted to be shortlisted for The Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Pride of St Helens Award, highlighting the great work that they have done over the past year and during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Saints Community Development Foundation have played a vital role within our very own community, whether that be providing support and delivering food and essentials to local families during the pandemic to providing mental and physical health sessions for members of our community such as OFFLOAD, Back Onside and Womens Wellness Sessions that aim to involve women in a variety of fitness and wellbeing sessions alongside those currently being delivered by SCDF and partners, just to name a few.

Saints Community Development Foundation also provide support for local veterans via The Veterans of The Foundation Hub:

We have the ability to expand our wrap around services to the individuals who need our support, and moreover offer them to more veterans. We already have a wide support network of specialists and partners who enable us to provide these services and we will be able to provide further safe and comfortable surroundings for 1 to 1 support meetings and group sessions.

Expanding on the mental health support by providing hands on therapy in such areas as our allotments and assisting the friends of St Helens Cemetery

Veterans of the Foundation Breakfast Café also takes place every Thursday and Saturday mornings at The Shining Lights Centre in Sutton Manor, This is designed for veterans to socialise and to grab a bite to eat.

Take a look at the wide range of projects and sessions Saints Community Development Foundation do within our community by clicking HERE 

The awards night, to be held at Saints’ Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, November 26, is organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation and media partners the Star.

Founded in 2012, the event is aimed at raising aspiration across St Helens by highlighting inspiring stories of achievement, resilience, courage and talent.

With the event taking place after the immense challenges of the past 20 months, which have been brought about by Covid, a judging panel was tasked with poring over a list of incredibly strong nominations.

Many of those shortlisted are people or organisations who have featured in the Star’s pages over the past two years, with their stories of talent, courage and selflessness.

Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Pride of St Helens Awards shortlist

Lannyman Child of Courage Award:
Clark Doyle
Leah Bennett

JC Kitchens Young Community Star:
Daniel Marsh
AJ White
Darcy Fleming

St Helens Borough Council Young Sportsperson of the Year:
Eleanor Cairns
Niamh May
Scout Wilson-Bonner

Assured Life Charity Champion: 
Amanda Fieldhouse & Louise Johnson
Vicky Ford
St Helens MIND

Imperial Bar & Terrace Arts Award:
Miguel Doforo
Cath Shea and St Helens Arts Service
Jude Riordan

Paramount Digital Courage Award:
Michael Thompson
Melissa Grace
Deborah Ainsworth

Handepay Unsung Hero Award:
Cabbage Hall Allotments
Paul Llewellyn
Stephen Mousdell
Mark Hayes

Saints Sportsperson of the Year:
Jodie Cunningham
Harry Coppell
Alex Walmsley

Torus Family of the Year:
Smith family: Ian and Yvonne
Nye Family: Joanne, Gareth and
Hobin family: Mark and Leanne

The Kirkfield Lockdown Award:
Blackbrook ARLFC
St Helens Together
Newton Community Centre

Accord Wills Emergency Services Hero: 
To be revealed on the night

Toast Cafe Special Achievement Award:
To be revealed on the night

Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Pride of St Helens Award:
Dr Greg Irving
Johnny Vegas
Saints Community Development Foundation

Steve Leonard, Saints Community Development Foundations Director said: “It’s truly amazing to be nominated for such a prestigious award, especially as its from within our own community. I truly believe this to be fine recognition of all the hard work from all of the foundation in such unprecedented times. I would like to thank everyone involved in the foundation for their hard work and for all of those who have come along or have been part of any of our programmes. I wish the best of luck the other nominees as they truly are great ambassadors of our very own community.”

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