BBC Radio London’s Make a Difference Awards were held at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho on Wednesday. Winners were picked in eight categories – from inspirational volunteers, selfless key workers and great neighbours. The ceremony was recorded, listen again Make a Difference Awards (30/09/2022)
Mary who is the Acton Market Reduce and Recycle Hub manager was nominated this year for as the founder of Ealing Repair Cafe. Mary was nominated for Environment Award for the BBC Radio London Make a difference award.
Ealing Repair cafe teaches how to mend clothes by patching and darning. Mary set up Ealing Repair cafe over 3 years ago and kept it going through the pandemic. Its now has monthly meetups around Ealing Broadway and helping other groups around West London and the UK set up similar groups. Mary wants lots of people caring and mending for their clothes. Find out more at Ealing Repair cafe at their website https://ealingrepaircafe.org/
The full details of all the nominated London Environment projects nominated to the Make a difference Award.
BBC Radio London’s station editor Sara David said the winners were an “inspiration”. She said: “It was a complete joy to be able to honour London’s unsung heroes and celebrate the incredible things they do. They are an inspiration to us all.”
Make a Difference was set up at the start of the first Covid lockdown in March 2020 as a virtual notice board for those able to offer help and those needing support. Nine million people have interacted with the scheme across all 39 local BBC radio stations.