Top Award for Mancunian Reunion

Resident members of Hattersley’s Mancunian Reunion project were presented with the prestigious North West Together We Can award for community empowerment on 14th September.

Mancunian Reunion and sister project the Good Neighbours Scheme were nominated by Tameside Council for the award which recognises groups which have been particularly prominent and benefitted their community.

Community Learning Coordinator Sharron Power said: “The application process was a quite demanding and it required a lot of work to pull all the information together.

“However, it did make us realise just what has been achieved and the influence Mancunian Reunion and the Good Neighbours Scheme has on local people. Winning this award shows just how far we have come in a relatively short space of time and we are all really proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.”

Neighbourhood Manager Janet Frost commented “The group has enriched the community by helping people come together and celebrate the past, whilst also introducing them to new activities, interests and friends.

“The good Neighbours Scheme, where members ‘look out’ for their neighbours is a simple idea which is already demonstrating real benefits. Just a chat or running of a small errand can make all the difference to someone who is isolated but many Good Neighbours are already doing much more, such as helping people access mainstream services, advice and assistance.”

To find out more about Mancunian Reunion and the Good Neighbours Project contact Helen Whittaker on 0161 368 2096, e-mail: sharron.power@hnp.org.uk or call in at the Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership Office at 10-13 Kingston Arcade (Hattersley Precinct)

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