Our work is being recognised
Although we don't do this work to be recognised, we are thankful our work is appreciated. These awards make us realise we are making a difference. They also give us the strength to carry on our work and make our visions a reality when we have difficult days.
'Person with purpose'
Alison has worked tirelessly to educate young people about the dangers of carrying knives and now her courage and determination has been recognised with a top award for women. Alison scooped the 'Person with Purpose title at the Northern Power Women’s Awards.
The awards are a celebration of talent, role models and inspiring women from the North. Alison said: "Whilst the award may have come about through tragic circumstances, this recognition has given me even more purpose to continue the work that we do.
"I know what the pain felt like, and I don’t want any mother, father, or family, to have to experience that. I will continue to campaign, educate and support our region’s young people in any way possible.
The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals, volunteers and people who are making a change in their community.
Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.
First established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, over 6,000 US Points of Light have been recognised in the USA. UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.
Since then hundreds of people have been named Points of Light by the Prime Minister, highlighting an enormous array of innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain.