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Micheal Whippman Prize winners for the second year running

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Micheal Whippman Prize winners for the second year running

7th October 2009

For the second year running, Anchor House residents have won the Michael Whippman Award, this time for Community Involvement.

This award is to reward the contributions of homeless people and aims to challenge stereotypes of homeless people. Aggrie Chikiwa, nominated by the Canning Town and Custom House Community Forum, was rewarded for his extensive public work.

He led resident involvement in street clean ups, helped set up a Healthy Living Fun Day and organised resident participation on a Lea Valley Regeneration Project day. Aggrie was also rewarded for developing a programme for literacy, numeracy, pre-employment skills and citizenship courses for residents and the local community.

We are delighted for Aggrie on winning this award and for his continual commitment to engaging Anchor House residents in community activities.

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