We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 CIT Awards. The winners were presented with their awards at the Andrews Estate Agency Branch Managers conference held at Bafta, Piccadily on 11th March 2016. The winners received their awards from Sian Edwards, Director of ACT and Michael Robson, Chair of Trustees for CIT and CEO of Andrews.
Our GOLD winner, receiving a prize of £25,000 is The Baytree Centre London, for their intergenerational mother and daughter literacy project to help ethnic minority families in Lambeth rise out of poverty http://baytreecentre.org/
Mae Parreno accepting the award for The Baytree Centre
The SILVER award winner, receiving a prize of £20,000 is Bardsley Youth Project, Coventry, for their work in developing a Youth Homelessness Hub and emergency accommodation and a family house http://www.bardsleyyouth.org/
Pat Clarke and Zakk, a young leader from the project, accepting the award for Bardsley Youth Project
Winning the BRONZE award, and receiving a prize of £15,000 is CJ Bowry of Sal’s Shoes. Sal’s Shoes collects children’s outgrown shoes and distributes them to children in need. It operates wherever there’s a need and was set up to get shoes that are no longer worn out walking again. http://www.salsshoes.com/
CJ Bowry accepting the award
We also chose 3 HIGHLY COMMENDED winners, each receiving a prize of £5000
Thrive – a Young Leaders Programme for deprived young people in Oxford http://thriveteams.org
Sarah Anthony from Thrive accepting the award from Hayley Thorning, Branch Manager at Andrews Abingdon Branch, along with senior negotiators, Hilary Branford and James Hall.
Life & Soul – training volunteers to offer a mentoring service to young people in secondary schools in Tunbridge Wells www.lifeandsoul.org.uk
ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELD, London – Replicating in Bristol the Sunday International Group aiming to provide a place of welcome, hospitality and sanctuary for foreign nationals who are destitute. www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org