Charter Tenant Award Results !
Charter Housing this week held its third annual Tenant’s Awards at the Holiday Inn, Newport to recognise and reward those tenants making a real difference and taking pride in the communities in which they live.
Stephen Evans, Assistant Director, Charter presented the fiercely-contested awards for categories ranging from ‘Good Neighbour’ to ‘Inspiring Young Person’ and ‘Best Garden’ said “We have been overwhelmed with the number and quality of nominations that we received from both staff and residents. We know that enabling genuine involvement by our tenants is fundamental to ensuring great service and continuing improvements.
Our tenants dedicate so much of their time voluntarily and the awards have been organised in recognition of this and as a way of saying a huge thank you!.”
With over 80 nominations, and 20 award categories, the judges had an enjoyable yet extremely difficult task to separate some of the nominations, all of whom have been an inspiration to the association, dedicating their time and effort to helping others within the community.
One such tenant was double award winner Cheryl Wintle, who took the prize for both the Best Back Garden and the Roy Morris Memorial Shield for Outstanding Achievement. Cheryl said “To win not just one, but two awards, after a period of 2 years away from competing, I am absolutely thrilled.
Winner of the prestigious Best Community Champion went to the Bridge Church Group, Chepstow who showed an abundance of kindness and support to a neighbour in a time of need, by transforming her garden, that had become overgrown, following a personal tragedy. A delighted Liz Nicholas who received the award on behalf of the group said ‘A group of 50 volunteers, including Charter residents worked tirelessly from 8-5pm on five Saturdays to transform Emma’s garden, with fantastic results. Thanks to Emma for nominating us, we are absolutely thrilled that she loves her garden and to have won this award is icing on the cake!’
Over 200 tenants attended the event. As well as hearing about some of the awe-inspiring work going on across Charter’s communities; residents and their children were invited to visit the market place of stalls showcasing Charter’s many services. Children were also able to enjoy lots of fun activities ranging from face painting and a Halloween themed arts and craft workshop.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS ….
|Best Sunflower||Jaydon Sicolo Murphy, aged 13|
|Best Junior Container||Cerys Owen, aged 8|
|Best Community Garden||Manor Court, Usk|
|Best Back Garden||Cheryl Wintle|
|Grow Your Own||Gethin Owen, aged 11|
|Best Tomato||5 Westray Close|
|Best Container||Jacqueline House|
|Best Front Garden||Major Guy (and winner of Newport in Bloom)|
|Champion Garden||Cwrt Twycarn|
|Judges Award||Young Hearts Allotment|
|Roy Morris Memorial Shield||Cheryl Wintle|
|Good Neighbour||Emma Marshall|
|Good Neighbour Children||Shannon Baker|
|Best Community Project||Bridge Church, Chepstow|
|Inspiring Young People||Jamie-Leigh Grierson|
|Adult Learner||Pat Douse|
|Tenant Involvement Champion||Aisling Donovan, Luisa Bannister, Adaptability|
|World’s Best Grandparents||Imogen’s grandparents|
|Best photograph||Somerton Park|