Listening Ear’s Butterflies project, supporting children and young people through bereavement and loss, has received the Spirit of Merseyside Children and Young People’s Award.
From nearly 1000 projects funded by the Community Foundation for Merseyside last year, 36 groups, organisations and individuals were shortlisted across nine different award categories – with the winners decided by public vote on the Community Foundation’s website.
The Butterflies Project was short-listed, with three other deserving charities, in the children and young people’s category. They were delighted to be called to the rostrum to receive 1st prize from Cherie Blair, patron of the Community Foundation for Merseyside.
Pictured left to right: Lien Cheung, Business Service Manager with Listening Ear;
James Le Broq of Alliance and Leicester (sponsoring this award); Tracy Allen, Butterflies Co-ordinator; Cherie Blair, patron of the Community Foundation for Merseyside; Esme Jones, Karen Hartley and Carol Dowling, all workers at Butterflies.
The event, at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool on Tuesday 3rd June, was a massive celebration of all the good work done by Merseyside’s vibrant voluntary and community sector.
Geoff Bullen, Listening Ear’s Funding Manager said: “We are so pleased to have this recognition for all the work done by our Butterflies team. Butterflies receives clients from a much wider field than all of our other projects, because of the unique work it does with bereaved youngsters.
“A big thank you to the Community Foundation for Merseyside which not only gave us funding for the project itself, but arranged this wonderful celebration of all that is good here on Merseyside.”
For more information on Butterflies ring 488 6648 or visit their webpage.