Held annually in Birmingham, the awards ceremony is run by the Community Foundation in order to recognise outstanding contributions made by staff and volunteers, whose efforts have made a positive difference to the local community and inspired and motivated others.
PECT’s Love Local project received runner-up in the Health & Well Being category. The award recognised the significant contribution Love Local has made to tackle health inequalities in Peterborough. The project worked across five inner-city hostels, delivering healthy cooking classes to adults who, for a variety of reasons, are homeless, socially isolated or unemployed.
The accolades didn’t stop there, because PECT also won the Environment Champion Award. PECT’s Communities Team Leader, Karen Lawrence, explains: “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised for the work we do in Peterborough. It is a fantastic endorsement of our achievements in improving the lives of marginalised and hard-to-reach communities.”
With more than 21 years’ experience working within the city, PECT delivers ground-breaking and innovative projects of local, regional and national significance, enabling change for a sustainable future. PECT works with a multitude of communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that make a real difference.