Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Our Certificate

On Wednesday 8 June we had a fantastic evening at the Riverside Centre attending the Community Action Awards 2011.

There were 48 entries from hardworking and community centred voluntary groups from across the Island, all very worthy causes. We were pleased to have been shortlisted and invited to the Awards Ceremony at the Riverside Centre in Newport.

The evening highlighted and acknowledged the huge amount of effort and time people give voluntarily to the causes they support. It was good for us to meet and hear about the work of other groups and we were pleased that the judges recognised the value of the work that our volunteers put into making Ryde Social Heritage Group so successful. We were delighted to be Runner up in the Arts & Heritage category.

Photograph purchased from IW County Press
Krissy Lloyd of sponsors IW Community Fund, Kate MacDonell, Ann Barrett, Carol Strong & Janette Gregson.

There were five categories for the awards and the results were:

Overall winner Citizens’ Advice Bureau (£1,500)
Overall runner up Shanklin Theatre Trust (£500)
Volunteer of the Year Celia Jordan of IW Special Olympics (£50)

Children & Young People
Winner: Pan Junior wardens (£250)
Runner up: Chale Horticultural Society (£100)
Certificate of Merit: Barnardo’s Ryde

Winner: IW Special Olympics (£250)
Runner up: East Cowes Youth Football (£100)

Winner: Green Towns Shanklin (£250)
Runner up: Chale Community Project (£100)
Certificate of Merit: Spectrum Medina Growing Spaces

Arts & Heritage
Winner: Shanklin Theatre Trust (£250)
Runner up: Ryde Social Heritage Group (£100)
Certificate of Merit: Godshill Church Tour

Older People
Winner: IW Society for the Blind (£250)
Runner up: Age Concern IW (£100)
Certificate of Merit: Independent Arts

Winner: The Monday Group (£250)
Runner up: Gurnard Village Hall Association (£100)
Certificate of Merit: Spectrum Medina Preston Close Neighbourhood Improvements.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all of you for the wonderful work you do. The Awards are administered by the IW Rural Community Council and sponsored by CEMOC, Isle Care, IW Community Fund, Wightlink and the Isle of Wight County Press.