Oswald Rd school gives Good Neighbours a Community Hero Award

Yesterday (07-02-18)  Helen Hibberd, the Good Neighbours Coordinator, went into Oswald rd school as the children wanted to present a Community Hero Award to CGN  for all the good work that everyone involved in the charity does.
Here is a photo of Helen with some of the children and their comments about why CGN deserves the award. This was read out this morning at the Good Neighbours Thursday coffee morning so everyone – users and volunteers – know they are community heroes .
As a result of better partnership working , we are hoping some of our older people will be able to go into the school in small groups, to take part in some school workshops and specific sessions with the children on a more regular basis.

Community Hero Award from Oswald Road Primary School to
Chorlton Good Neighbours

“Chorlton Good Neighbours is an organisation that was established by local churches many years ago and they support the elderly in the community by offering coffee mornings, exercise classes and home visits. Helen Hibberd, the coordinator, is a very dedicated, enthusiastic and caring person and has a good relationship with all of the people she supports and the volunteers she works with. She offers a very valuable resource to the community.” Helen Wright, Office Manager

“I love performing in the choir for Chorlton Good Neighbours because they’re all so kind and they seem to really enjoy it. One lady reminded me of my grandma because she was dancing and singing along. There’s a man there that’s really good at art and I always go and say hello and he shows me his book of artwork.” Darci 6NG

“Chorlton Good Neighbours deserve the Community Hero Award because they invite people along who might be lonely and they give them somewhere to socialise and meet other people.” Amelia 6NG

“Oswald Road has a good choir because we are so enthusiastic. We sing uplifting songs, which makes the people at Chorlton Good Neighbours feel relaxed. I also like chatting to them after we perform because they always have interesting stories.” Amy 6NG

“They bring lots of elderly people together for tea and biscuits and put on entertainment.” Kitty 4MQ

“I think it’s very important for us to perform there because it makes the people there feel special.” Sophia 4MQ

“It’s nice that they give people the time and place to hang out with people the same age as them.” Luna 4MQ