PECT wins Community Inspiration Award

Independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has been recognised at the Community Inspiration Awards 2015, where it won the Environment Champion category and was also awarded runner-up in the Health & Well Being category.

Held annually in Birmingham, the awards ceremony is run by the Community Foundation in order to recognise outstanding contributions made by staff and volunteers, whose efforts have made a positive difference to the local community and inspired and motivated others.

PECT’s Love Local project received runner-up in the Health & Well Being category. The award recognised the significant contribution Love Local has made to tackle health inequalities in Peterborough. The project worked across five inner-city hostels, delivering healthy cooking classes to adults who, for a variety of reasons, are homeless, socially isolated or unemployed.

The accolades didn’t stop there, because PECT also won the Environment Champion Award. PECT’s Communities Team Leader, Karen Lawrence, explains: “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised for the work we do in Peterborough. It is a fantastic endorsement of our achievements in improving the lives of marginalised and hard-to-reach communities.”

With more than 21 years’ experience working within the city, PECT delivers ground-breaking and innovative projects of local, regional and national significance, enabling change for a sustainable future. PECT works with a multitude of communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that make a real difference.

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