Charity volunteer Silvia Tinsley from Stockport is a Halifax Giving Extra Award winner
Halifax Giving Extra Awards recognises people who give extra to make a positive difference in their local community.
Stockport’s Silvia Tinsley is a Halifax Giving Extra Award winner. Silvia is one of 66 local winners from across the UK. She has been recognised by the local panel of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards for her dedicated volunteering with the St. James’ Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade for nearly fifty years.
Now in its third year, the Halifax Giving Extra Awards reward people who bring communities together and help them thrive. Charity fundraisers, sports coaches, community volunteers and many more have been recognised for the contribution they make. The Awards are an important part of Lloyds Banking Group’s ambition to help Britain prosper.
Nominated by Stephen Whitelegg, Silvia has gone above and beyond for the people in her community.
Silvia gives up her time to volunteer with the St. James’ Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade, running activities every week for young people in the community and helping to organise fundraising events throughout the year.
Silvia said: “I was shocked but delighted to win a Halifax Giving Extra Award, I didn’t expect to win! It is a big team effort at the St. James’ Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.”
Andrea Greenwood Community Ambassador for Halifax Manchester South East commented: “The work that Silvia has done for the community is outstanding and truly deserves this recognition. She has truly gone the extra mile for people in our community – and we are delighted to recognise this.”
The 66 local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will each receive £300 in Supercheque vouchers. Each one of the 66 local winners will then be put forward to be chosen as one of our seven regional winners. Regional winners will be announced by the end of February) and will each receive £5,000 to make a further difference in their community.
Russell Galley, Group Director, Halifax Community Bank, said: “Halifax is committed to bringing communities closer together. We believe we should give extra back to people like Silvia who are pivotal to driving positive and lasting change. We’re proud that Silvia is one of our Halifax Giving Extra Award winners.”
Halifax received thousands of nominations from across the country for this year’s Giving Extra Award. These ranged from:
- inspiring individuals who have founded charities and foundations, as well as those who regularly go above and beyond to raise money for charitable causes
- those who go the extra mile and give a huge amount of time and effort to improve their community – opening centres for local people to enjoy, helping coach youth teams or running social clubs
- as well as people who lend their support to the vulnerable and those in need, organising food banks, companionship for the elderly and isolated or support groups offering counselling or practical advice.
Nominations for the Halifax Giving Extra Awards, in association with Global’s Capital and Heart brands, were made online or in Halifax branches throughout October and November 2015, and judging took place in January 2016. www.halifax.co.uk/givingextraawards #GivingExtraBack.
Our congratulations go to Silvia for this excellent achievement showing her passion and dedicatation for the CLCGB and how great the CLCGB is.