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We did it… we won our first award! | The Hero Project CIC

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 [caption id="attachment_2685" align="alignnone" width="899"]37576984_652061121817334_3482379781612240896_n Our first award….[/caption] 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.]]>