Child Friendly Leeds recognised in the White Rose Shopping Centre Community Awards
The winners of the fifth annual White Rose Shopping Centre Community Awards, celebrating local Leeds heroes, were announced in a ceremony on Thursday 20 October.
Hannah Begum, the Leeds Children’s Mayor, who has worked to promote community cohesion during her year in office.
Auli Miles and Maxine Kelly of Child Friendly Leeds, who strive to put children and young people at the heart of the city
Morley Women’s Institute, whose Rhubarb and Custard Calendar has so far raised more than £8,000 for charity
Wild Thing ecologist Phil Bolton, who supports the White Rose team in understanding the biodiversity of the centre’s environment, identifying species such as kingfishers and safeguarding their future safety.
Each winner was presented with a glass trophy handmade by the Glassroom at Cockburn School, featuring a design created by Year 7 student, Nathan Rayner.
Steven Foster, General Manager of White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “Each year, our Awards brings so much joy to both the local community and our staff – there’s such a buzz around the event in the run-up, and we’re proud to honour these amazing members of society.
The Awards really highlight how wonderful and diverse our local area is. We’re delighted to pay tribute to these heroes of South Leeds, as well as reflecting such a unique part of the region under our roof – there’s something for everyone. We’ve been buoyed by the compassion and bravery that this year’s winners have displayed, and we know the rest of the community has, too.”