In May 2014, The APPG on Poverty announced the Paul Goggins Memorial Prize. Paul Goggins MP was the Secretary of the APPG on Poverty and a strong voice for the anti poverty campaign in and outside of Parliament. The prize was to be awarded to the best civil society initiative that could demonstrate that it had reduced poverty in a tangible way.
Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project was nominated by our MP Heidi Alexander, and was shortlisted, and on 19th November members of the Steering Group were invited to the House of Commons where the winner would be announced............
And the Winner is ........... The Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project!!
19th November, 2014. Members of the Steering Committee receiving a cheque for £3,000.00 from Kate Green MP, Chair and Chris White MP, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty
Cheque being shown to Volunteers the following Thursday evening.