Community Award

Top Royal Reward For The Halifax Community Centre That “Has It All”

Following their recent visit assessors from the Duke of York’s Community Initiative described St Augustine’s Centre, Halifax as “a project that is everything a community resource should be”.

Amongst its activities they listed: education, care, training & development schemes; an extensive early year’s project; a community café: a Welcome Programme for new arrivals (refugees, asylum seekers, EU migrants etc) and an outreach and assistance programme that tackles deprivation.

Presented annually to organisations who are seen to be making a very real difference to the communities they serve the award will be given out to a total of 34 different groups by HRH The Duke of York at a ceremony to be held in the New Year.

Speaking of the award Vicky Ledwidge, Project Leader says “Without the work of our staff and volunteers we wouldn’t be able to continue to reach the most marginalised in our community. We are so pleased that their dedication has been recognised through this prestigious award.”

The Duke of York’s Community Initiative is open to local charities and community groups from across the whole of Yorkshire. More details can be found at:

http://www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk