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Leicestershire Community Champions Awards celebrates inspirational charities and people

Furnley House Leicester Community Champion Awards winners gayher with giant check for charity winner

Leading Leicestershire Independent Financial Adviser’s Furnley House proudly hosted the highly anticipated Leicestershire Community Champions Awards, for the fourth consecutive year on November 2.

Hosted in the City Rooms, the evening celebrated incredible people and organisations, who had gone above and beyond to help make Leicestershire a better place to live.

The Furnley House Foundation is the brainchild of Furnley House, a leading Leicestershire independent financial and mortgage adviser, created to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

The evening featured speeches from Furnley House Managing Director Stefan Fura, Chairman of the Furnley House Foundation Simon Winfield and local celebrity Rosemary Conely CBE DL. It was hosted by Jo Haywood from BBC Radio Leicester.

The winners of the Charity of the Year category Steps Conductive Education Centre received a grant of £5000 from Furnley House.

The night was split into the following categories:

Young Fundraiser of the Year (sponsored by Outfox the Market) winners- Max, Tate & Jesse Jones

Fundraiser of the Year (sponsored by Premier Logistics) winner- Rachel Tuckey

Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by WBR Group) winner- Phoebe Tomes

Trustee of the year (Sponsored by Mark J Rees) winner-Minakshee Patel

Charity Employee of the Year winner- Wayne Farmer

Environmental Project of the Year (sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau) winner- Harborough Woodland

Community Organisation of the Year (sponsored by Fundment) winner- Women Empowerment Network

Trustee Choice Award joint winners- Musical Village Leicestershire and Sara Swire- New Dawn New Day

Charity of the Year winner- Steps Conductive Education Centre

These categories represented the diverse range of contributions and achievements within Leicestershire and created the opportunity to honour those who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact.

Natalie Roberts, from Charity of the Year winner Steps Conductive Education Centre, said “Steps Conductive Education Centre is over the moon to win the Charity of the Year award.

"The money from the donation will directly help families within the community, and we look forward to working with Furnley House in the future and seeing what further reach and work we could do together for the community”.

If you were unable to attend this year's Leicestershire Community Champions Awards, now is the ideal time to commence planning for next year's nominations.

It's never too early to start compiling a record of your outstanding contributions to the community, whether through volunteering, fundraising, or being a source of positive influence.

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