Livability held a hugely successful evening of events for the The Princess Royal Livability Awards 2012 at London’s Grocers’ Hall on Tuesday 13 November.
The glittering ceremony takes place once a year, honouring Livability staff, volunteers and supporters from across the country for their amazing commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of disabled people in the UK.
With a total of 53 nominations spanning across five different categories, the judging Panel had a tough task ahead of them. After hours of deliberation however, they finally whittled the competition down to a handful of winners who went on to receive an award from HRH The Princess Royal.
Mandy Himpson and the Kathleen House team both bagged Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Other winners on the night included Nick Collier (Outstanding Volunteer), David and Tina Dixon (Outstanding Supporter) Stephen and Maggie Muldoon (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Mo Smith (Community Mission Award.)
Nobody went home empty handed however and all of the nominees, which were made up of both staff and volunteers, received a Trustees’ Award in recognition of their awe-inspiring contribution to Livability.
And it wasn’t just the stage that was graced by those who had aimed for the stars and been successful, but also the audience. Paralympian competitive archer and gold medallist Danielle Brown was amongst attendees at the prestigious ceremony.
It was overall a fantastic night for Livability as it also saw the launch of ‘LET ME IN’, a brand new national campaign which aims to make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of disabled and vulnerable people across the country.
The launch was introduced by Dave Scates, a young graphic designer who was recently able to set up his own business with the support of Livability’s Enterprise Agency scheme.
The ‘LET ME IN’ campaign aims to enable disabled people to play an active role in their community and live life to the full through its three core objectives: Lifelong Learning, Personal Independence and Taking Part. More information on ‘LET ME IN’ can be found here