Celebrate the stars of Park and Warley – Our Communities Awards 2017

OCA ButtonThe Our Communities Awards are fast approaching and we’re ready to recognise and celebrate those individuals and groups whose work and commitment has had a positive impact on the communities within the Warley and Park wards of Halifax.

Do you know of an individual or maybe a group that has made a difference in your area who you think is deserving of one of the below awards?… Nominate today!

There are 10 awards categories: 

  • Good Neighbour – New Category
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Contribution to Sport & Play
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year

How to Nominate

Follow us @hxnorthandeast using #ocawards17 for announcements.

Rules

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

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 or Halifax Central Initiative 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.

Celebrate the stars of Park and Warley – Our Communities Awards 2017

OCA ButtonThe Our Communities Awards are fast approaching and we’re ready to recognise and celebrate those individuals and groups whose work and commitment has had a positive impact on the communities within the Warley and Park wards of Halifax.

Do you know of an individual or maybe a group that has made a difference in your area who you think is deserving of one of the below awards?… Nominate today!

There are 10 awards categories: 

  • Good Neighbour – New Category
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Contribution to Sport & Play
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year

How to Nominate

Follow us @hxnorthandeast using #ocawards17 for announcements.

Rules

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

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 or Halifax Central Initiative 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.

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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.

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Community Involvement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Christine Henderson (Halifax Food and Support Drop In)

Christine is one of our local unsung heroes who for the last seven years has volunteered for the Halifax Food and Support Drop In which operates in Park Ward.

She is there every Saturday morning in the kitchen making sure all who come have refreshments are well looked after.

Unseen to many she spends most days collecting food from supermarkets which would otherwise go to waste and she then takes it to the Drop in on Saturdays or to The Gathering Place during the week.

She has a heart full of compassion for those she helps and spends time befriending and supporting many people.

Further information on the Halifax Food and Support Drop In is available online here.

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Children and Young People – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Susan Clark (Mount Tabor Brownies)

Susan Clark has been involved with guiding movement since the age of 7 when she first joined the brownies.

She has ran a brownie pack at Mount Tabor for the past 40 years which has included taking the brownies on a pack holiday every  year to places such as Disney land Paris and several different holiday parks.

There’s usually a waiting list to join the brownie pack which is evident on just how important she is to the group and local community.

Susan works tirelessly to make the young people’s time at brownies more enjoyable every week.

With her help the brownies take an active role at the Church they attend and every year they take part in events such as the Halifax Gala in the procession and also holding a stall.

For further information on the Mount Tabor Brownies find them on Facebook here

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Work and Training – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Satch Jabbal

Satch Jabbal joined the Halifax Academy in 2008 and since then she has worked tirelessly to support students and as the schools raising achievement co-ordinator she is passionate about ensuring students get the best opportunities  possible when they leave The Halifax Academy.

She organises an annual options evening for sixth form providers to showcase what is available, visits to universities and businesses, interview skills with staff from Lloyds Banking Group and also co-ordinates enrichment activities and risk assessments.

When year 11 students have their annual leavers dinner (co-ordinated by Satch), Satch is always mentioned in the Head Boy/Girls speech as the person who has supported the students the most with their exams and transition to year 12.

Satch works long hours and goes in to school at some point during every school holiday to ensure students attend planned revision sessions and she is totally dedicated to the young people in the community and deserves recognition for all her hard work.

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Jamie Johnson

A volunteer at St Augustines for just 7 months,  Jamie has already had a massive impact on things by running Job search and Gardening sessions as well as going above and beyond to start running football sessions off his own back which have been a huge success and a big hit with some service users.

Many of the Centre Users are enthusiastic football fans already and along with Jamie’s help at making them better at the game, they can all get together have a bit of fun every week.

Due to football having a universal appeal that seems to overcome any language and cultural barriers, the sessions provide a way for everyone to enjoy the same activity including Centre users who may not be fluent in English.

Jamie managed to get hold of some kits donated by Calderdale Community Coaching Trust as well as a generous donation from the Missions Group of St Andrew’s Church which helped to purchase suitable footwear.

Jamie really has made an outstanding contribution to St Augustines Centre and to the lives of centre users.

To find out about the work of St Augustines visit staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk