We did it… we won our first award!

On Thursday 19th July 2018 we were at the Century Theatre in Coalville at the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Awards evening. The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum (LRHF) is for all museums and heritage organisations covering both counties and the city of Leicester. Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum

We were delighted to be presented the award for

‘Commemorating Anniversaries’

The Famous Fifty Exhibition – Coalville
A commemorative multi-faceted project honouring the Famous 50 and their contribution and sacrifice in WWI. This inclusive exhibition involved 3550+ of volunteer hours, 50 groups, and 200+ volunteers; it turned empty market stalls into trenches and cinemas, and a market into an exhibition venue attracting over 3200 visitors in 4 weeks.

See more information and a short film here  Famous Fifty of Coalville

Our first award….

We were also shortlisted in the ‘project over £750’ category, the judges thought the entry was worthy of a Very Highly Commended certificate for our George Smith of Coalville Project – A collaboration between a University, a School and a Business
Students from De Montfort University were supported to develop a contemporary 16649186_1364830460226456_8178611083992982633_nexhibition with year 9 pupils from Newbridge High School about George Smith of Coalville – a local heritage hero. Teaming up with Mander Cruickshank and Emma Lake, graphic artist enabled a lasting legacy, a mural, to be created in the centre of Coalville.

The Hero Project CIC would never have won this award & VHC certificate without our amazing team of creative people, inspirational volunteers and young people.

Deana and Julia want to say a huge thank you to each and every person that joined in both projects, supported us in many different ways and visited the exhibition.

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