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Changemaker Awards celebrate making a difference

Written by on November 13, 2018

People and organisations bringing about positive social change were highlighted at the Changemaker Awards in Northampton last night.


Vice Chancellor of UoN Nick Petford

The University of Northampton, the only English university accredited by the international Changemaker organisation, hosted the gala event at the Park Inn and attendees included the Mayor of Northampton Tony Ansell and the Lord Lieutenant David Laing.


Lord Lieutenant David Laing and his wife Mary

NLive Radio was among the nominees for Changemaker University Initiative of the Year for its work reaching out to the wider Northampton community but was pipped at the post by the Roots of Empathy Programme which tackles bullying.


Northampton Mayor Tony Ansell and Mayoress Jayne Crofts

Other award winners on the night included Greenfields Primary School as Changemaker School of the Year, Bethel Tadesse and Laney Holland as the joint Changemaker Students of the Year and Liz Carroll-Wheat at the Community Changemaker of the Year.

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Rachel Schouten, Shelly Stevenson and Nic Stevenson from NLive

NLive Station Manager Shelly Stevenson said: “We had a lovely evening at the awards. It was amazing to be a room with so many dynamic people making a real difference to the community.


Beth and Laney (right) receive Changemaker Student of the Year, BBC Northampton’s John Griff compered the event

“It was very special just to be nominated alongside these folks who are doing so much good work and it’s a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of the volunteers who keep NLive on air.”