The Community Spirit Award
We want to celebrate the heroes who are working hard to give back to their local community. So each week we will be giving away a bottle of our amazing gin to the biggest champion of community spirit. So if you know an individual or group who does amazing things for their community then nominate them by sending us a message on Facebook or via email.
Michelle Rush, Chairwoman of Cleveland Juniors’ Club. Nominated by Sophie Wilson for her tireless work to secure the safe training of over 200 kids in the area, despite a surge in anti-social behaviour.
Mike Hind – Champion of Community Spirit
Mike Hind MBE, owner of a successful gym and meal plan business turned his attention to his community when COVID-19 hit. Nominated by Michael Charville, Aneliese Morgan and Julie Robinson for his continues support of his community.
Whale Hill Community Centre – Champion of Community Spirit
Whale Hill Community Centre has been ensuring it rises to the needs of the community during lockdown. With its volunteers and co-ordinator, Olwyn Peters, giving up their valuable time to make sure everyone in the community is cared for. Nominated by Glenn Hughes, Samantha Pletts and Joanne Chochrane for all the essential work they do.
Sukanya Morgan – Champion of Community Spirit
Sukanya Morgan has been making face masks and selling them in her local community with all the money being donated to incredible charities. Nominated by Katharine Murphy for her creative response to the crisis and continuous donations of both her time and money raised to charity.
Olivia Auckland – Champion of Community Spirit
Olivia Auckland raised money for Redcar foodbank by living off £5 a week over the course of a month. She donated the remainder of her average weekly expenditure to the fundraiser as well as accepting donations. She was amazed at the response and totalled over £1,300 in donations by the end of November.