On Wednesday 6th December, at the historic venue of St Bride Foundation in London, we welcomed all of our shortlisted groups, sponsors and staff to a special awards event celebrating the successes of our member groups.
The evening was hosted by TV journalist, Helen Fospero, who presented all of the awards alongside award sponsors. There were smiles all round as winners were announced for our regional awards as well as our People’ Choice Award.
Ronald Thorne, of Chittlehamholt Village Shop, who won our People’s Choice Award, said he came to the event expecting to remain a shortlisted entry, so he was very surprised to have won. He was supported by family members on the night who expressed how proud they were of him.
One of his friends commented, “Ronald’s selflessness and sheer willingness to achieve things that others deem impossible has been of benefit not just to the shop but the wider village of Chittlehamholt.”
A huge congratulations to all of our winners and shortlisted groups, this is a great accolade for your community co-operative and for your wider community.
Plus all of our winning groups will be getting a party pack sponsored by Power to Change.