Livability residential home voted winner of local community prize

Brookside House – a Livability residential home for disabled people – has won the ‘In Edgware We Care’ campaign aimed at supporting local community groups and organisations in Edgware, North London.

The campaign is run by The Broadwalk Centre Edgware in partnership with The Times Series. The campaign aims to help local residents improve their community group or local services by offering £500 worth of shopping centre vouchers to projects that will make Edgware a better place.

Local community groups or organisations that are nominated for the prize were shortlisted in August. A public vote run by The Times Series determined which local cause would win.

On behalf of Brookside House Aaron Tillyer, Community Fundraising Officer at Livability, was presented with £500 worth of The Works vouchers on Monday 12th September. The donation will be used to start a library at Livability’s Brookside House, providing residents with books and other reading material.

Diane Cannas, Manager for Livability Brookside House, said:

“On behalf of everyone here at the Brookside House I would like to say a huge thank you to those who voted for us and to Aaron for nominating the centre. We have been in need for a variety of arts and crafts as well as reading material and the vouchers will help us pick something for every resident.”

Angela Brooks, Centre Manager at The Broadwalk Centre, commented:

“We were delighted to see Livability chosen as the winners of our ‘In Edgware We Care’ campaign. The work they do is truly fantastic and I expect the new library will be a welcomed addition to the charity’s existing provision.”

Hear from a resident at Brookside House

June first came to live at Brookside, when she was a tiny baby. Abandoned at birth, June suffered from severe asthma as a young girl and was never able to attend school. Despite her poor health – which meant she spent much of the time inside – June has always loved nature. Her love of plants and flowers led her to create beautiful artificial blooms for flowers shows and displays. The team at Livability Brookside wants to enable June to access the garden as much as possible and support her interest in art. Read her story here.