A day of inspiration and gratitude

An inisght into the Inclusion Awards from our Coundon Hub

A day of inspiration and gratitude

Clients from their three hubs, in Hexham (Northumberland), Coundon (Co Durham) and Montagu (Newcastle), submitted their votes for a business which made them feel valued. The event also recognised achievements made by the charity’s clients, as well as dedicated members of staff. Guests arrived in the early afternoon for refreshments before the ceremony began.
We had some amazing stories from our clients of people going the extra mile to ensure their customers feel safe and included. Hexham, Newcastle and Coundon clients were asked to nominate somebody in a business where they felt valued and included.    Our Coundon Nominations included  staff from  Eldon Hope Building Supplies, Trevor Burn Fencing ,Stanley Jefferson Wetherspoons, Ocean Club cafe and Gym Seahouses, burn Pub, Costa Coffee Shildon, Etherington Newsagents and Brandon clothes Bank. No 10 Café, Shelley’s hairdressers Beamish Football Club. Fenwick Toy Dept, Co-op Langley park and Costa Coffee. It was a difficult choice with so many fabulous nominations to choose the winners. The winners included Marks & Spencer, Morpeth, Odeon Cinema, Metro Centre, Chris from the Toy Department of Fenwicks, Newcastle and Marks & Spencer Cramlington.
A special award was given to Tom, coach of Beamish Football Club; client Anthony M, who plays on the team, nominated him for all his support on and off the pitch.  Also singled out was Coundon staff member Ray, who said he was “so shocked” to receive his award for his transformation of the with the hub’s gardens and allotment but for the support he gives to people that enables them to volunteer at Auckland castle and Northumbrian Water.  Hub Manager Maggie Leadbeater, who gave a speech at the ceremony, said: “It was a lovely, happy day with such a good atmosphere. It is important for people who come to daybreak to be able to share their appreciation and thanks for staff in small and large businesses who empower them to feel part of the  communities  they life in.