On Friday 25th February 2020 a group of 8 attended the regional Building Community Awards hoping that the partnership work of the building project on St Martins Church & Community Centre would win the under £250k project of the year award. The evening was in the lovely Athena Centre venue in Leicester. Des Coleman was the host for the evening. After the 3 course meal the awards began and we eagerly waited to see how we had faired!!
The first half of the awards were announced and we we left waiting for the second half to begin. After the raffle prizes were announced and the auction taking place – which raised an amazing £43,000 for charity, it was finally time for our award.
We were up against 3 other projects and stood a great chance to win. The award was announced and we were runners up for the award. Whilst we would have loved to have won the award it was still a great achievement to get the runners up prize.
We came away delighted to have been part of the evening and the recognition for the great work in transforming a building that is used so much in Allenton that was supported by finance through ABL – and almost winning!!