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Portsmouth MP praises local heroes at 5th year of Inspiring Fratton Awards

By 8 December 2023No Comments

Stephen Morgan MP congratulated the winners and nominees of the local Inspiring Fratton awards, a scheme set up five years ago by the Portsmouth born MP in partnership with Fratton Big Local.

The city MP handed out the awards to winners with Fr Bob White during a ceremony at St Mary’s Church on Friday evening.

The 2023 Inspiring Fratton award winners are:

  • Contribution to Creativity: Roz Parker
  • Contribution to Learning: Lucy Ellenor
  • Contribution to Sport and Exercise: Rob Miller
  • Contribution to Volunteering: Sue Hussey
  • Local Business in Fratton:
    • Essa Bakhtaran from the Bridge Centre Café
    • Tania Shipp from the Rec Café
    • Wendy Watson from the Rec Café
  • Most Effective Team: Manor Infant and Nursery PTFA
  • Spirit of Fratton Award: Mandy Taylor

Fratton Big Local is a ‘Big Lottery’ funded 10-year project which aims to make lasting improvements to Fratton.

Run by a partnership of local residents, the scheme makes decisions about how to spend the funding, based on engagement and conversations with local key groups and those living in the area.

Commenting on the awards this year, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

“The Inspiring Fratton awards help us shine a spotlight on local people helping to make Fratton an even more special place to live.

“Volunteers across our community have provided a vital lifeline for those facing challenges or needing more support as times have become tough.

“As we mark our fifth year of the Inspiring Fratton Awards, I want to congratulate all those nominated who have gone out of their way to improve our local area. It is your example that inspires others to do their part in changing the community for the better.”