03 May 2016

 

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 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

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

sals shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Sarah Anthony of Thrive presented with her CIT Award certificate at Abingdon Branch, Oxford

Sarah Anthony of Thrive presented with her CIT Award certificate at Abingdon Branch, Oxford

 

Life & Soul – training volunteers to offer a mentoring service to young people in secondary schools in Tunbridge Wells www.lifeandsoul.org.uk

Karen Hickson-Smith receiving her certificate from Ian Yate, Head of Learning & Development at Andrews and Ian Wilson, Manager at Tunbridge Wells branch

Karen Hickson-Smith receiving her certificate from Ian Yates, Head of Learning & Development at Andrews and Ian Wilson, Manager at Tunbridge Wells branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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