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Finalists

Julie Simpson
Autism Adventures UK Ltd

Autism Adventures delivers training to business to enable them to become autism friendly, supporting business with training packages and aftercare support to enable them to better understand the needs of customers and staff who have autism. Autism Adventures also provides support to families living with autism providing workshops, coffee mornings holiday clubs and social events as well as running awareness campaigns throughout the year to raise profile of autism.


http://autismadventures.co.uk



Margo Cornish
Maggie's Manchester

Maggie's on the Runway is one of several projects that has been created to support people living with cancer in the North West. Last year their fashion show featuring 50 models all living with cancer and the evening gala ball raised over £175K for Maggie's Manchester. By using fashion, beauty, music and most importantly fun as their platform, they provide an experience of a lifetime as well as kick starting them in believing in themselves again.


http://www.maggiesontherunway.com



Jane Hugo
Streetlife

Streetlife is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. They support over 400 vulnerable young people aged 16 - 25 each year. Streetlife operates an emergency night shelter open 365 days a year, which has 8 beds and an inspirational day centre which is open 5 days a week. They help young people to identify the reasons why they are in their situation and to develop an action plan to address their issues.


http://www.wearestreetlife.org/



Janet Atkins
Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children's Hospice are the local adult and children's hospice for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Staff provide round the clock, end of life and palliative care in the hospice and out in the community. For over 30 years they have provided excellence in specialist palliative care and have a huge impact in the community, touching the lives of around 8,000 local people every year.


http://www.trinityhospice.co.uk



Gemma Gardner
Direct Transitioning Help

Direct Transitioning Help Charity delivers transitional help to prepare service personnel and their families transition from military to civilian life, or enable their return to active service. Unlike other transitional organisations, they specialise in identifying areas of vulnerability, risk and neglect in-order to bring about change. The issues that face our service personnel and their families are often the result of service life; their aim is to work in unison with the Armed Forces to identify and resolve said issues.


http://www.directtransitioninghelp.net



Amy Cotter
Sensoriel CIC

Sensoriel is a community interest company that provides a mobile multi sensory service and has now opened a Sensory Hub and Café. Multi-sensory stimulation is the use of equipment to stimulate all of the senses. They use specialist equipment such as bubble tubes, sensory projectors, fibre optics and aromatherapy, to provide a calming environment in a darkened space. The provision helps both adults and children with conditions such as autism, mental health and acute brain injury.


http://www.sensoriel.co.uk



 

"The venue and set up really had the WOW factor, which made it feel even more special. We had a wonderful evening and my family were able to watch the live stream in Dublin...

Amy Cotter, Sensoriel CIC, Winner 2014

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