Two Community Champions receive National Awards

Huge congratulations to two local champions, who are working tirelessly for the people of NW Ipswich, as they receive national awards for their endeavours.

by Tracey Dockery

British Empire Medal to Jim Manning for services to Young People and the community in Ipswich.

Jim of Whitton Youth Project-WYP is a true champion and ambassador for young people. His commitment and dedication to the children and young people of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill is an inspiration to us all.

MBE to Diana Porter. Founder of Fresh Start-New Beginnings for services to sexually abused children, young people and their families. (Suffolk)

Thank you Diana for developing such a complex, difficult and sensitive service for young people in Suffolk ( including NWI).

Our Partnership has supported both organisations with funding via our Grants scheme and we are all immensely proud and thankful for all that you have done and continue to do. On Behalf of the NWIBLT partnership group, Congratulations!