Doncaster residents honoured for their 'positive effect' on community

Residents in Doncaster have been honoured for the positive effect they have on their local communities.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 12:41 pm
Local Residents Honoured at Tenants’ Choice Awards
Local Residents Honoured at Tenants’ Choice Awards

St Leger Homes has paid tribute to people in Doncaster who make their local communities a great place to live, at their Annual Tenants’ Choice Awards ceremony.

The housing services provider presented five awards at the recent ceremony, held at the Earl of Doncaster hotel, to local individuals and groups who make a positive impact.

Paul Tanney, chief executive at St Leger Homes, said: “It’s great that we can come together and celebrate the achievements local people are making within their own communities through our Tenants’ Choice Awards. Doncaster is a great place to live and work and these awards help show how vibrant community life is locally.

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“Over the last 12 months all of our nominees, whether they are individuals or community groups, have made massive positive impact on those around them. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated – you are all winners in our eyes.”

Among those honoured was Cath Siddall, who scooped the Community Champion Award, for her passion for regeneration and promotion of positive projects within Edlington to try and reduce the negative perception of the area.

Cath said: “I’m absolutely amazed. I wasn’t expecting it but it’s brilliant. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to ECO for nominating me.”

The Young Person of the Year Award was won by seven-year-old Harper Matthews, the son of a volunteer at Edlington Community Organisation. Harper gets involved in all aspects of ECO, including setting up activities, managing craft tables, leading kids’ events, supporting the jumble sales, making up emergency food parcels and doing gardening. He even donates the pocket money he earns from helping out back to the cause.

Harper said: “I feel really good, I’m going to put my award at home in my bedroom.”