Community Stars Shine Bright at CGA
Published by Rob1 for Community Gateway Association in Housing and also in Communities
Bill Thompson - Outstanding Achievement Winner
Community Gateway Association (CGA) members heard heart-warming stories about unsung community heroes at the association’s annual Community Stars awards at Preston North End football club on 12 September.
The independent judging panel had some tough choices to make with over fifty nominations received, written by groups and individuals from across the city.
The overall event was sponsored by Preston College; each category was sponsored by one of CGA’s partners.
The Outstanding Achievement Award winner this year was awarded to Bill Thompson.
Bill has been a community champion for many years, Whether this is running the local kids club, organising community clean ups, being chair of the local PACT meeting, hosting community sports days, consultation events or days out, Bill has been there and got the T-Shirt..
As part of the NEARA community group, Bill was an integral part in the decision to demolish a number of problem flats in the neighbourhood.
He has worked tirelessly to bring the community together to look at the redevelopment of the site, this culminated in the building of 15 spectacular new affordable homes that have bought the neighbourhood back to life.
CGA Community Star 2013 Winners
- Good Neighbour (Sponsored by Rock FM) – Susan Paterson
- CommUnity Award (Individual) – Fay Malyon
- CommUnity Award (Group) ( Sponsored by Derek Smith Associates) – Larches and Savick Steering Group
- Environmental Award ( Sponsored by BDO) – Food Co-Op Volunteers
- Young Person ( Sponsored by Capita) – Alex Cottam
- Outstanding Achievement Award ( Sponsored by Preston College ) – Bill Thompson