The Running Man Scoops National Award

The Friends of Heaton Chapel Station group were nominated for FOUR ACoRP [Association of Community Rail Partnership] awards this year.

On Friday 29th September 2012, four FofHCS members, Rory Alkin, Karen Allerton, Bob Barlow and Phil Rowbotham attended the Community Rail Awards ceremony at the STEAM museum in Swindon.

FofHCS were nominated for four awards:

1. Community Art Scheme - 1st

2. Best Community Rail event - 2nd

3. Outstanding Volunteer Contribution - Phil Rowbotham - 2nd

4. Outstanding Railway Staff - Theo McLaughlan - awarded a Commendation

"We were delighted to receive awards in each of these four separate categories, particularly winning the Community Art Scheme award for the 'Running Man', when we were thrilled to win first prize." Phil Rowbotham, projects manager FofHCS.

"This was a fantastic community project where I worked closely with FofHCS, children from local schools, residents and local businesses (who generously sponsored the project), to create a striking site specific 18m long artwork for the station." Karen Allerton

"We would like to thank every single person who volunteered in any way during the year to make this possible and of course a huge thank you to all our sponsors without which the Running Man project would not have happened." Rory Alkin, Chairman, FofHCS.

SMBC Pride in Heatons & Reddish Awards 2012

SMBC Heatons & Reddish Area Committee held a Pride in Heatons & Reddish Awards 2012 evening in the Stockport Town Hall ball room on Monday 1st October 2012 at 6.30 pm.

We are delighted to announce that our Friends of HCS group won first prize in the 'Environment Champion' category, awarded for making a positive contribution to improving or protecting the environment.

Rory Alkin our FofHCS chairman won a highly commended award in the 'Volunteer of the Year' category well, done Rory.

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