We had the pleasure of hosting the Prescot Community Recognition Awards on Sunday 31st July 2022 at Prescot Town Hall where we invited over 90 guests from local community groups and organisations to celebrate their work as volunteers in our community. Prescot Town Councillors and staff served afternoon tea and drinks in recognition and appreciation of all the hard work that they do within our community.
We also announced the winners and presented awards for this years Prescot Community Recognition Awards. The winners are as follows:-
Evolving Mindset CIC – Prescot Community Group of the Year
Evolving Mindset are a not-for-profit mental health organisation that delivers high quality, industry leading services led by experienced and highly qualified Mental Health Nurses and facilitators. They are committed to challenging the stigma associated with mental health by providing free mental health support for adults and young people in our communities.
Since inception in 2019 Evolving Mindset have supported over 1900 people experiencing mental health difficulties completely free of charge throughout the pandemic. Participants have been referred through local GP services (Prescot Medical Centre) and social prescribing link workers in addition to self-referral process. None of this could have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the non-paid volunteer team at Evolving Mindset who have gone above and beyond in providing free support to our communities at a time when other Mental Health support services in the area closed their doors. This has benefitted the Prescot and surrounding areas so much and has been the lifeline of so many in our community that were experiencing mental health difficulties during and post pandemic. The volunteer team has helped keep our communities safe and offered emotional and psychological support at times from people in a suicidal crisis who due to the stigma associated with Mental health people were reluctant to access clinical support. The team of volunteers worked tirelessly in creating safe spaces for people to discuss their concerns and signposting to other support strategies or organisations to help people through their mental health difficulties. This all on top of their busy day jobs.
Mrs Dorothy Krelle – Prescot Citizen of the Year
Dorothy is a member of The Salvation Army in Prescot and as well as helping at church she is constantly on the go responding to the needs in the community and surrounding area. She is a foodbank volunteer and does all she can to ensure any needs that can be met are dealt with to the best of her ability. This past year she has also supported her son Christopher Krelle in his duties as the Town Mayor, doing all she could to help him in his charity work as Mayor of Prescot. Most of her life Dorothy has looked to the needs of others wherever possible.
The outgoing Mayor, Cllr Christopher Krelle also presented his chosen community groups with donations from the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity:-
The Lee Cooper Foundation
The ADAM Foundation
The Friends of Eaton Street Park
The Friends of KGV Brown’s Field & Carr Lane Woods
The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard
The Friends of Molyneux Drive Woodland & Forestry Space
The Park Pantry
The Salvation Army Prescot
The Food Bank Prescot