A NEW community project is celebrating good neighbours who are making a difference to Halton.

The scheme Pass it On Good Neighbour Project, organised by Age UK Mid Mersey, The faith Forum, Halton Council, the Children’s Safeguarding team and Cheshire Police, aims to recognise the local heroes in the streets, communities, schools, colleges and organisations whose acts of kindness give Halton a good name.

Over the last few months residents have been nominating those who make a difference and keep an eye out for people.

On Monday, July 22 more than 60 people in groups were recognised for their outstanding work in the community at a ceremony held in Halton Stadium with all nominees receiving a certificate and small gift.

The judging panel chose the following winners:

  • Under 11s sponsored by Inovyn - Jack Jones
  • 11 – 18s sponsored by Cheshire Constabulary – Aidan Jackson
  • 18 – 65s sponsored by Wellbeing Enterprise - Ashraf Hamido
  • Over 65+ sponsored by Age UK Mid Mersey - Clive Baines
  • The group winner sponsored by Runcorn Rotary - Devonshire Bakery, Runcorn Special Recognition award sponsored by NW Contracts - Irene Rutter.

Chief executive of Age UK Mid Mersey Mark Lunney said: “This was an amazing event, bringing the community together and recognising just a handful of wonderful acts of kindness and hard work by local people. It left everyone feeling so positive and impressed at just how much great work is being done, often behind the scenes, to help neighbours stay safe and well, and feel part of their own community."