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Halton Moor & Osmondthorpe Project for Elders (HOPE) receives Royal Thank You

10th April 2018

HOPE for the second time has been awarded a prestigious regional community award.

HOPE is one of the latest recipients of The Duke of York Community Initiative Award. His Royal Highness, The Duke of York founded the initiative in 1998, primarily and actively encouraging the development of community spirit, individual leadership and initiatives in Yorkshire and the Humberside.

The initiative supports projects through a dedicated award scheme and recognition of excellence. Its principal aim is to foster and increase community spirit throughout Yorkshire and is only awarded to community schemes of outstanding merit which meet the rigorous and robust assessment criteria.

Georgie Spedding – HOPE manager said: “Being awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative for the second time is a fantastic achievement and honour.  “We are very proud of the work we do and this award is a marvellous seal of approval.  I would like to thank our amazing team, especially our trustees and volunteers who dedicate their time to making the community a better place to live and HOPE a charity to be proud of”.

The award will be presented to representative from HOPE on Tuesday 24th April at Sheffield Cathedral, photographs to follow.

More information on The Duke of York’s Community Initiative

“Some years ago I visited a housing estate in York, and saw what a real difference could be achieved by the community working together, identifying their own needs, and deciding for themselves the actions needed to find the answers to such needs. Today the Community Initiative which bears my name is a great success story throughout the whole of Yorkshire with over 200 first class community schemes having received my Award. They have been encouraged informally to act as mentors and examples of best practice to other communities, spreading far and wide the message that often the remedy for short comings can be generated at community level” HRH The Duke of York

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