Creative Support celebrates another year of amazing achievements
Around two hundred Creative Support staff, volunteers, tenants and service users gathered at the McDonald Hotel in Manchester this week (Wednesday 4 December) for a glittering awards ceremony.
The annual event marks the outstanding achievements of people supported by Creative Support along with staff, tenants and volunteers.
The gala got underway with tunes by accomplished pianist Ciaran Kendall-Corry and a welcome message from the chair of the board of trustees, Darrell Johnson.
John McDonald then entertained guests with a rendition of Elvis Presley’s ‘lonely this Christmas,’ followed by a performance of ‘Holly’s Magic Christmas Clock’ by the Creative Together drama group.
Awards were then presented to tenants, service users and staff for their achievements throughout the year.
Along with a three-course meal, guests were treated to carol singing by the Wilshaw House Choir, poetry by Abbie Timbey, beautiful versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Another suitcase in another hall’ and ‘Memories’ by inspirational vocalist and creative support tenant, Alexa Hibberd and magic by the talented Ronnie Qureshi.
Chief Executive of the not-for-profit organisation, Anna Lunts said: “This wonderful annual event aptly represents what Creative Support is all about – encouraging people to shine and celebrating their many successes when they do. What people can achieve when they have the right support is truly inspirational. I was also struck by the dedication and modesty of our staff and how committed they are to the people we support. It was a lovely, inclusive event where we all celebrated together.”
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Notes to Editors:
Creative Support Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, providing a range of person-centered services for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and other support needs. Founded in 1990, Creative Support has gained an excellent reputation for its dynamic approach, strong values, and commitment to quality. The organisation is one of the largest national not-for-profit providers of prevention and care services in the country, working in 66 local authority areas, employing 5,600 staff and supporting 7,000 people.