The Denton and Reddish Citizens Awards were set up last year to celebrate those in the local community who go above and beyond. Anyone across Denton and Reddish can be nominated, and I have met some truly inspirational people as a result. To nominate anyone for a Citizens Award fill out the online form here!
Scroll down to read the stories of some of our incredible local heroes.
Ava-Grace Bancroft and Stephen Powers
In July I awarded a Citizen’s Award to PE teacher Ryan Bardsley, from St John Fisher RC Primary School and ASD Resource Base. Ryan was nominated by a number of people for keeping children engaged in sports and PE throughout the various lockdowns over the last year. Ryan also went one step further and organised a masked singer competition to keep the children entertained during the holidays. He had no idea that he was going to be presented with the award, so was pretty stunned when Denton South Cllr Claire Reid and I turned up! Well done Ryan, you’re changing lives and are a true inspiration!
Virtual Awards Ceremony
St Mary's Food Bank Volunteers
Sue Doyle and Pat Quinn
Dane Bank Characters
Last year I went up to Tameside Hospital (Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust) to present – obviously at a safe distance – my Audenshaw constituent William Mahaffey with a citizen’s award for his work coordinating and donating bottled water supplies for our #NHS staff. Well done William, you’re a real inspiration!