On Friday 7th February 2020 at Forever Manchester’s 30th Birthday Party, we were pleased to announce Chris Whiteley as winner of the Outstanding Community Contribution Award, sponsored by OFR Consultants.

This award is given to a person with a true Mancunian spirit who gives of their time, money, skills and resources to help support or improve our communities.

Someone who has been prepared to go the extra mile, and therefore embodies the spirit of Forever Manchester.

Forever Manchester has worked with him since 2004 when, serving as a prison officer, he established an intervention programme for offenders called the P3 prison partnership.

Inspired by the success of this initiative and with some funding support from Forever Manchester, Chris established Challenge 4 Change, a unique indoor, activity centre designed to enable people to overcome barriers which potentially hold them back, so they can realise their true potential in life.