Here at Newton Community Centre we are proud of what we do and have received numerous awards from various organisations:-
Pride of St Helens Award – 2016
Pride of St Helens Award winners in the Charity Champion category, staff member Lisa Barnes was runner up in the Unsung Hero category
Helena Partnerships – Making a difference 2015
Winners of the “Together we can” award
St Helens Adult and Community Learning Award – 2015
Adult and Community Learning at St Helens Council awarded the Centre “Most Supportive Venue ” in recognition of the hard work and effort of all the staff who bring learning to the community. In addition Phil Higgins was awarded a certificate for the “Student with journey most travelled.” It was an amazing night of celebration because all the other learners who won awards all started their adult learning at Newton Community Centre.
Workers Education Association Award – 2015
The Workers Education Association recognised the hard work of the students who successfully obtained “NFCE Level 2 award Support Work in Schools. ” The award was for credit for the teamwork dedication and commitment they all made to achieve such amazing results. It’s a pat on the back for lots of dedicated students, volunteers and staff.
Helena Partnerships – Making a difference 2014
We were delighted to announce that our Young Volunteers won an award from Helena Partnership. The award is from the “Making A Difference Awards”, which each year recognises individuals or community groups who have gone the extra mile to improve their neighbourhoods. The category they won was Bright Young Star Award – For people under 25 who are trying to achieve better things. We were delighted to have received this recognition which shows what can be achieved with the sheer dedication, commitment and team work between volunteers, staff and reciprocal relationships between partner organisations.
Positive Mental Health Award – 2004
Newton-le-Willows Community Centre was awarded the “Positive Mental Health” award in July 2004.
Rosie Winterton MP recognised the Positive Mental Health Award by choosing to visit our Centre above all others in the North West in September 2004. She was amazed with the work we do, especially with the limited resources we have, both in terms of finances and paid staff. She was also here to launch the Primary Care Trusts www.ohwhatarelief.co.uk website.
The Award was given in recognition of work the Association has undertaken to de-stigmatise mental health and peoples attitudes towards it. We were one of the first organsiations in the Borough to receive it, something of which we are very proud of.
The photo, taken on the day ofte vist, shows from left to right John Gartside -Chair 5 Boroughs Partnership, Anne Keen – Former Centre Co-ordinator – Newton Community Centre, the late Nora Giubertoni – Chair – St. Helens Primary Care Trust. Rosie Winterton MP, Dave Sweeney – Senior Mental Health Promotion Manager, Dave Watts MP, and Morag Day – Chief Exec. – St. Helens Primary Care Trust.
Active Citizenship Award 2005
Winner of the St. Helens Council for Voluntary Services inaugural Active Citizenship Award 2005!
Local volunteers and their groups celebrated National Volunteers’ Week in style by attending the St Helens Volunteer Awards at the Haydock Park Racecourse on 21st September, 2005. The event was organised by St Helens Council for Voluntary Service and the Volunteer Information Base with lead sponsorship from St Helens Rugby League Club. The annual event was held to celebrate and recognise the commitment and dedication made by the many hundreds of volunteers working in St Helens. For the first time ever, there was an “Active Citizenship” Award. This award was for organisations as a whole as opposed to individual volunteers.
The award for “outstanding committment and contribution” was accpeted by four volunteers and the Centre Co-ordinator. We felt honoured and delighted that, after almost 20 years, our work had been acknowleged. It was a night to remember.
What makes receiving this awards extra special is the fact that 2005 was the “Year of the Volunteer”. The congratulations we received from Centre users, organisations we work with etc. was amazing. Everyone said that we truly deserved to win.
St. Helens Community Empowerment Network “Community Impact” Group Award 2010
In November 2010 we were the winners of the St. Helens Community Empowerment Network “Community Impact” Group Award.
The Group Award is given to “a group/organisation that has made a special contribution towards creating a positive change within the local community” .
We were delighted to have received this recognition which shows what can be achieved with the sheer dedication, commitment and team work between volunteers, staff and reciprocal realtionships between partner organisations.