WINNER: Mohammed Sultan
Mohammed Sultan is a person who for the last 40 years has been very active in the Park ward area, volunteering his time and commitment in breaking down barriers to help create a more integrated community.
Mr Sultan is a committee member on the council of mosques, Interfaith Council and he has also developed excellent relationships with the police, Calderdale Council and other partners through working on many complex issues within the community.
He is a key spokesperson for the Madni Mosque and has provided much needed advice and support to the community who have needed help with religious issues, family matters and arranging funerals.
Mohammed Sultan is a fantastic resource in the local area and through all he does for the community, a very worthy of the 2016 lifetime achievement award.
WINNER: Malcolm Barrett (President, Halifax Sunday Football League)
For as long as most people can remember, Malcom Barrett has been at the very heart of the local football, as a referee and as volunteer on the management committee for the Halifax Sunday Football League.
The League is now in its 48th year and he was present at its very first meeting back in October 1968!
He became Chairman in 1996 and then in 2013 he became President; a role he still currently sits, keeping a watchful eye on the continued progress of the League.
Nearly 400 different teams and sets of players have enjoyed playing in the League in this time and this unsung hero, and North Halifax Star has been a pivotal figure in developing grassroots football in our local community.
The 2015 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards are fast approaching and with only 21 days until the deadline for nominations why not spare a few moments of your time to nominate a local hero from your community and give them the recognition you feel they deserve.
With 10 different Awards categories to choose from, you don’t even have to stop at just one nomination!
The 10 awards categories are as follows: Click here to view criteria for each category
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Won in 2014 by Irene Mulhall
- Contribution to Sport & Play – Won in 2014 by Mick Gavan – Crossleys
- Contribution to Work & Training – Won in 2014 by Tutors and Students from the Construction Course – North Halifax Skills Centre
- Contribution to Children & Young People – Won in 2014 by Martina Walsh
- Contribution to the Older Generation – Won in 2014 by The Mixenden Community Growers
- Outstanding Individual – Won in 2014 by Nathan Hunter
- Community Involvement – Won in 2014 by Mixenden Parents Resource Centre
- Young People of the Year – Won in 2014 by Kirsty Healey
- Contribution to Culture – Won in 2014 by Peter Coenen – The Dance Mill
- Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment – Won in 2014 by Adrian Hill – Pennine Housing
There are a number of ways to nominate and the online process can be done in just 3 simple steps by clicking here. If you prefer the old fashioned way you can download or print our paper nomination form here and return your completed form to the Pennine Housing Office on Turner Avenue South, or drop it into Mixenden Library. You can also email us your nomination to email@example.com
- Nominations must be received by 31 March 2015
- There is no limit to the number nominations you can make.
- Nominations must be for an individual, group or organisation that lives or works in or for the benefit of the North Halifax community.
- As hosts of the awards, staff from the North Halifax Partnership cannot be nominated for the work they do for these organisations.
- For more information or help completing the nomination forms please give us a call on 01422 255402.
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