Winners of the fifth STAR in the Community Awards have been honoured at a prestigious evening award ceremony held at the Atrium in Bethnal Green.
The awards, which celebrate the inspirational local heroes in the borough, are organised by a partnership of eight Housing Associations working within Tower Hamlets.
• Gateway HA
• Providence Row HA
• Swan HA
• Poplar HARCA
• Tower Hamlets Homes
• East End Homes
• Spitalfields HA
• One Housing Group
Independent judges selected 13 winners for the STAR in the Community Awards. Winners were in 6 different categories: Inspirational Resident Winner Award, Bringing People Together Award, Contribution to Resident Involvement Award, Environmental Award, Young Person of the Year Award and the Special Recognition Award.
Dave Stackable won the Inspirational Resident Award for Gateway. Dave was nominated by his fellow residents at John Tucker House for always going above and beyond to help others. Dave cooks a communal meal every Friday, has organised trips and parties so they can socialise and get out and about, and ‘is always a laugh’!
In all we had 5 nominations including Dave, with Aminul Hoque (Inspirational resident), Scrutiny Panel (Contribution to Resident Involvement) , Donald Campbell (Environmental) and Jemimah Khan (Bringing People Together). All our nominees are winners in our eyes!
Mike Tyrell, who compered the event, said “It was truly inspiring to read the nominations and discover the breadth and depth of community spirit within Tower Hamlets. The selflessness and commitment that these Stars demonstrate makes a real difference to people’s lives. I want to congratulate all the winners, as well as those nominated and the people who took the time to nominate their community hero. Well done all!”