The Leicestershire Community Champions Awards were held on Thursday 18th November at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
We celebrated the endeavours of Leicestershire individuals and organisations who continually go above and beyond to help and improve the lives of those in need and recognising those unsung heroes, whose work and dedication make a massive difference to the local area but may otherwise go unnoticed.
Watch this space to find out about the 2022 Awards.
Find out about the 2020 Awards here: https://www.furnleyhouse.co.uk/events/lcca2020
Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Furnley House
An initiative that has been implemented that has made a difference to the local community. Open to registered charities only.
As a Leicestershire based charity, how have you been able to keep running, provide services and fundraise, even with staff potentially on furlough. How have you been able to demonstrate your charity’s commitment to making a difference?
The winner of this category will receive a £5000 grant.
Winner: The Zinthiya Trust
Falcon Support Services
Hope Against Cancer
Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project
The Rural Community Council for Leicestershire and Rutland
Charity Employee of the Year – Sponsored by Zone Developments
A person that works for a specific charity that has gone above and beyond. Must be employed by a registered charity.
Are you a charity with a superstar employee who has been able to consistently deliver to your charity? Someone who has gone over and above their role and what’s expected from them.
Winner: Louise Wylie – Eyres Monsell Club for Young People
Adam Smith – Help the Homeless Leicester
Sam Howlett – The Rural Community Council for Leicestershire and Rutland
Young Fundraiser of the Year – Sponsored by Mark J Rees
Anyone under the age of 18 that has raised a significant amount for charity or has used an innovative way to fundraise and inspire the community.
Do you know a young community fundraiser who created positive change and fundraised for a charity close to their heart? Using their initiative and creativity to be an inspirational member of their community.
Winner: Toby Taylor
Fundraiser of the Year – Sponsored by Nelsons
An individual over the age of 18 that has raised a significant amount for charity or has used an innovative way to fundraise and inspire the community.
Do you know a community fundraiser who has created positive change and fundraised for a charity close to their heart. Using their initiative and creativity to raise money.
Winner: Keanan Bartram
Environmental Project of the Year – Sponsored by Fischer Future Heat
A project that is making a valuable difference to making our community a more environmentally sustainable place to live, work and enjoy.
For this award we are looking for a person or organisation who has an effective purpose-driven approach to sustainability and is making a positive change to the environment. We are looking at energy use reduction, conservation, sustainable supply chain and a reduction of carbon footprint.
Winner: Leicester Community Benefit Society
Friends of Thringstone
Leicestershire Litter Wombles
Community Spirit Business Champion – Sponsored by Octopus Energy
A Company that has stepped up and made a difference to the local community.
What business has stepped up to support a local cause. Have you raised funds, provided staff, time or expertise? Have you demonstrated a commitment to making a difference to the local area, perhaps you have loaned your facilities to a cause or gifted vehicle hire, the list is endless and we want to hear how your business has made a difference in the community.
Winner: Wigston Fields News and Deli
Bakers Waste Services Ltd
Spoilt 4 Choice IBC Healthcare
Community Spirit Individual Champion – Sponsored by Asset Intelligence
A person that has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in their community – any age.
Someone who has volunteered their time and supported a local cause in need. Have they demonstrated a commitment to making a difference to the local area? This could be by volunteering, providing assistance, delivering a service for those in need, or just generally going above and beyond to be a community spirit champion.
Winner: Mezmin Malida
Community Event – Sponsored by Furnley House Mortgages
An event that brought people within the community together or made a difference in the local community.
This could be online, virtual, socially-distanced or physical, how have you managed to bring your community together in a creative way? This does not necessarily need to be a fundraising event but something that made a difference to people’s lives and raised spirits.
Winner: Lamp’s 5k Around the World Challenge!
Charity Easter Egg Run
RISE Foundation Leicestershire
Community Organisation – Sponsored by She Inspires
A local club (not a registered charity), not for profit organisation that has made a difference to the local community and stepped up in the face of adversity.
For this award we are looking for a local community organisation that has offered their support to their local community. How have you made a difference in an innovative way?
Winner: Friends of Thringstone
Tiny Whiskers Rodent Rescue
Tracey Miller Achievement Award – Sponsored by The Miller Partnership
Someone who has continuously gone above and beyond for their local community. Chosen by our panel of Judges.
Awarded to Leela Keshavji