Haringey Community Expo 2017 and Community Impact Award Winners!

Posted by: Jenny Carter on November,28th,2017

Haringey Community Expo – 24 November 2017

Over 600 people attended the 2017 annual Haringey Community Expo which took place on 24 November 2017 at Tottenham Town Hall. The event was a celebration of the outstanding achievements of Haringey’s Voluntary and Community Sector, and a chance for groups to promote their services and showcase their work.

Over 40 organisations exhibited their work in the main Hall, letting the public know about the activities they could get involved with and signing up volunteers. The event also featured performances and exhibitions, as well a workshop from London Sport on setting up a physical activity project.

Central to the day were two discussion panels featuring local experts and decision makers, the first covering the topic of Community Safety and Knife Crime and the second on Local Giving in Haringey. Members of the public and representatives from local organisations were able to hear panellists’ perspectives on these pertinent topics, as well as ask questions and make suggestions. This contributed to two highly engaging and productive sessions with valuable contributions from participants.

Councillor Eugene Ayisi, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Communities said: “The Expo was a fantastic opportunity to recognise the incredible work going on in Haringey and the people who are making such a difference to the lives of those living in the borough.”

 

Community Impact Awards 2017

The Haringey Expo ended with the Community Impact Awards, which were given to outstanding individuals, grassroots community groups and voluntary organisations.  Rachel Hughes, Chair of The Bridge Renewal Trust which organised the event in partnership with Haringey Council said: “It was pleasing to see so many people and inspiring to be part of a lively and vibrant voluntary and community sector in Haringey.”

The results for each Community Impact Award category were as follows:

 

Category 1: Improving the Lives of Children and Young People 2017

Highly commended:

  • Taking Positive Steps
  • HR Sports Academy

Winner:

  • Streetz Ahead

Category 2: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Haringey Residents 2017

Highly commended:

  • Sickle Cell Cause
  • Woodside School Peer Mentor Team

Winner:

  • Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

Category 3: Improving the Skills and Prosperity of Haringey Residents 2017

Highly commended:

  • Causeway Irish Housing Association
  • Jan Trust

Winner:

  • Haringey Shed (Ambassadors Programme)

Category 4: Improving access to housing and inclusive communities for Haringey residents 2017

Highly commended:

  • Causeway Irish Housing Association
  • Ark Resettlement Services

Winner:

  • CARIS Haringey

Category 5: Improving the environment and community safety in Haringey 2017

Highly commended:

  • Living Under One Sun
  • RISE Projects

Winner:

  • Jan Trust

Category 6: Community Impact School of the Year 2017

Highly commended:

  • Taking Positive Steps
  • Everyone’s Climbing Tree

Winner:

  • Woodside High School Peer Mentor Team

Category 7: Haringey Young Hero (Volunteer) of the Year 2017

Highly commended:

  • Woodside High School Peer Mentor Team
  • Everyone’s Climbing Tree Volunteers

Winner:

  • Jhonattan Goncalves, Haringey Shed

Category 8: Haringey Hero (Volunteer) of the Year 2017

Highly commended:

  • Rosemary Dunne, Park Lane Children’s Centre
  • Patricia Bain, Wisdom for Women

Winner:

  • Farhad Ali, Haringey Law Centre

Category 9: Voluntary and Community Sector Newcomer 2017

Highly commended:

  • abc BAME
  • RISE Projects

Winner:

  • HR United FC

Category 10: Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year 2017

Highly commended:

  • Sickle Cell Cause
  • Mind in Haringey

Winner:

  • Godwin Lawson Foundation

Special Award: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017

  • Living Under One Sun

 


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