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Cheltenham Trust Community Leader Recognised at Award Ceremony

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Community leader, Dan Brookes, was recognised as ‘Community Upstander’ in the Gloucestershire We Are One Awards 2019, held at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud last night (14 October).

The Awards, established by Remembering Srebrenica South West Board, celebrated community leaders across Gloucestershire.
Dan Brookes, a Communities Coordinator at The Cheltenham Trust, is responsible for the Trust’s Outreach Community Programme, delivering established programmes in partnership with the local community.

Dan said: ‘I am really thrilled to win this award. I love the work I do in local communities, which involves engaging with everyone in the community, especially those who are vulnerable and/or at risk from exclusion.

‘My role at The Cheltenham Trust focuses on helping to improve the lives of people through activities and programmes that we take to the community, or through welcoming community groups into our venues. It’s great to meet and talk to so many different people and I take the opportunity to learn from others and their life experiences. I am lucky that within my role I can shape and deliver a range of programmes that have real and tangible benefits to the local community.’

Laurie Bell, CEO at The Cheltenham Trust, said: “The Trust is absolutely delighted and extremely proud that Dan has received an award in recognition of his role that improves the lives and wellbeing of people in local communities, particularly young people.

Dan demonstrates that by working in partnership you can achieve so much more and his commitment and hard work is visible in the projects and initiatives that he delivers. It is vital that community schemes continue to be delivered to enable communities to participate and engage in activities and opportunities that can often be difficult to access and enjoy.”

Dan received his award from Chris Brierley, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner at The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire.

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