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Congratulations to the Whitefoot & Downham Community + Food Project

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27 November 2014
Paul Goggins Prize Last week I was extremely proud to attend an event in Parliament where the Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project from my constituency were awarded the Paul Goggins Memorial Prize for best Civil Society Initiative to tackle poverty in their local area. 

Representatives of the project accepted the £3000 prize which will provide much-needed funds so that the project can continue to do their fantastic work.  The prize, generously donated by the Webb Memorial Trust, is in honour of the late MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, Paul Goggins who passed away earlier this year. 

As soon as I heard about the Memorial Prize, I knew that I had to nominate the Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project. Set up by a committed and dedicated team of volunteers from the local community, with the aim of alleviating poverty and building community, it brings together church leaders, existing community organisations and local housing, health and advice providers. Over 50 volunteers now help to run the food project, which was the brainchild of Whitefoot Councillor, Janet Daby. 

The project provides a lifeline to many in the community who are experiencing real hardship by helping them with housing advice, CV support, cookery courses, a job club and support to local parents (to name a few!). Many people who first visited the food project for help are now some of the projects most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Their hard work can be probably best be summed up in the YouTube video below, which formed part of my nomination for the prize.

Congratulations to all at the project! 


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