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Jackie McGrew attends Awards National Final

Jackie McGrew attends Awards National Final

Congratulations to Together Housing tenant Jackie McGrew for making it to the National Finals of the Tenant Participatory Advisory Service (TPAS) Awards 2018 after scooping Tenant of the Year at the North Region Awards.


Jackie has been recognised as a dedicated volunteer after spending 21 years turning life around for residents in her local community of Whitebirk.


Jackie's journey began in 1997 when she realised that the estate she was once proud of, was now falling apart. Since then Jackie's commitment and passion has seen her offer a lifeline of support to her local community at the Whitebirk 2000 Centre.


Together Housing staff have supported Jackie's hard work over the years and nominated her for the Tenant of the Year Award.


After beating off competition from nine other nominees to win the regional award, which was presented at a special ceremony in Manchester in March, Jackie attended the national finals in Warwickshire in July.


Although she didn’t win the national award, Jackie can be proud of what she has achieved and said she has enjoyed the whole experience.


"You don't realise the impact of your work when you take it in your stride each day, but winning the regional award has made me so proud of myself. I love volunteering because I love helping people. I haven't only won this award for myself, but I've won it for the Whitebirk 2000 Centre.


“Although I was disappointed not to win the national award, the competition was tough and I feel like a winner because I love what I do.”

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