Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A MAC­CLES­FIELD en­tre­pre­neur has launched an awards cer­e­mony to shine a spot­light on the work of the re­gion’s char­i­ties.

Phoebe Benta, direc­tor of events man­age­ment com­pany Eureka Events, on Lans­downe Street, is the brain­child of the North West Char­ity Awards.

She is establishing the event to high­light the work be­ing car­ried out by the 1,500 char­i­ties in Cheshire, Cum­bria, Greater Manch­ester, Merseyside and Lan­cashire.

The aim is to honour and recog­nise char­i­ties, in­di­vid­u­als and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions for their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity in an event specif­i­cally ded­i­cated to the re­gion.

Phoebe said: “Hav­ing or­gan­ised nu­mer­ous char­ity events over the years, I have wit­nessed first hand so many sto­ries of self­less in­di­vid­u­als work­ing tire­lessly to im­prove life in their com­mu­ni­ties, and up un­til now this has sel­dom been recog­nised out­side of Lon­don.

“By hold­ing a char­ity awards cer­e­mony ded­i­cated to work car­ried out in the North West, we can raise aware­ness of it in the com­mu­nity in which it is hap­pen­ing.

“North West busi­nesses that sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties can also en­ter the awards, with a cat­e­gory ded­i­cated to cor­po­rate part­ner­ships.”

Ap­pli­cants must sub­mit their en­tries by Friday June 16. Visit north­westchar­ity for more in­for­ma­tion.

En­tries will be judged by a panel of ex­perts within the char­ity sec­tor.

The awards cer­e­mony will take place at the Mid­land Ho­tel in Manch­ester on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

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