Published April 11, 2017 at 13:33
A leading NHS healthcare organisation will be a major sponsor of this year’s Good Neighbours Awards.
The awards, run by Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with the Lancashire Telegraph, aim to recognise the borough’s best neighbours.
And NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG has now signed up to be a major partner for the fifth year running.
Sponsors in previous years have also included Blackburn Rovers FC, Capita and Community Integrated Care.
This year’s awards are due to be launched soon.
As a clinical commissioning group, the CCG is responsible for commissioning or “buying” healthcare and wellbeing services for the people of Blackburn with Darwen.
Its main priority is to deliver effective, high quality integrated care in order to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Blackburn with Darwen and enable people to live longer.
The Good Neighbours Awards pay tribute to helpful neighbours, unsung heroes who have never been recognised for their efforts, and those who make their streets and neighbourhoods a better place.
Last year’s winners included a 95-year-old who litter picks on a daily basis and a seven-year-old who received 20 nominations.
Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:
I’m delighted to announce that we will be continuing NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG’s longstanding relationship with the Good Neighbours Awards for another year. It’s great to have them on board as a major sponsor so together we can highlight some of those helping to make their neighbourhoods better places.
Graham Burgess, Chair of Blackburn with Darwen CCG, said:
We’re delighted to once again be backing the Good Neighbours Awards, which celebrate the wonderful sense of community spirit in Blackburn and Darwen. We look forward to meeting some heroes of the local community at the event.