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Double Celebration at St Helens Business Awards

Groundwork had cause for a double celebration at the recent Pride of St Helens Business Awards.

At a glittering event, which took place at took place at the Totally Wicked Rugby League Stadium, twelve awards were handed out, to a range of local businesses, social enterprises, schools and colleges.

Groundwork was chosen as the winner of the Community Impact award for it's work in helping local people to reach their potential, through its delivery of the NCS and Career Focus programmes.

Groundwork's NCS Manager Amy Dawber was also named Employee of the Year in recognition of how the NCS programme has supported nearly 200 young people over the last 12 months. These young people have delivered a range of social action projects that have benefitted local communities and raised £14,000 for local charities.

Groundwork's Executive Director Andy Darron, who himself was brought up in St Helens said: "We are really proud to have won these awards. The Groundwork movement was originally created in St Helens in the 1980s. We are delighted that all these years later we are still helping to change places and change lives in this area and that the Trust's contribution to St Helens has been recognised in this way."

You can find out more about the work Groundwork is doing in st Helens by clicking on the following links: 

NCS programme

Career Focus