Forever Manchester is delighted to announce the shortlist for the four awards taking place at our Birthday Bash sponsored by Metronet UK on Friday 5th February.

The awards will celebrate all that is great in communities across Greater Manchester, whether it is commending those who do extraordinary things together in our communities, or those that raise money to allow these individuals to do so, Forever Manchester is proud to announce the following people, groups and companies as shortlisters…

This is the Place Award sponsored by Kellogg’s

This award is in recognition of a group of residents who have formed and developed a new community project to benefit others in their local area. The shortlisters are:

  • Our M32 Free Breakfast, Stretford
  • Sunflower, Stretford
  • Sedgemoor Secret Garden, Oldham

Corporate Supporter of the Year Award sponsored by Manchester Building Society

This award is in recognition of a company’s commitment and significant support to the work Forever Manchester does. The shortlisters are:

Captain Manchester Award sponsored by AutoTrader

An award given to a person with a true Mancunian spirit. Selflessly giving time, money and resources to help to improve the communities across Greater Manchester. The shortlisters are:

  • Sammi Stephenson, Trafford
  • Krishna Patel, Oldham
  • Terry Snowden MBE, Manchester
  • Sylvia Billington, Salford
  • Alan Townley, Manchester

Inspirational Community Group Award sponsored by CDL

This award is in recognition of a community group or project that has created a greater sense of purpose within their community. The shortlisters are:

  • Wythenshawe Community Farm
  • Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
  • Reform Radio CIC
  • BaggyTrousersUK
  • Gorgeous Gorse Hill

Keep your eyes peeled on our website this week for more detailed info about all of our shortlisters and how they put the great into Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester would like to congratulate all of our shortlisters for being recognised and wish you all the best of luck.

If you’d like to see who wins on the night tickets are still available priced at £85 per person or £850 per table. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite* below, or if you wish to be invoiced please email our Events & Volunteers Officer Cheryl Hill at

* please note when booking with Eventbrite there is a small fee