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Dagenham ‘unsung heroes’ scoop award for tackling

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 December 2018

Silvernet's Marie Kearns collecting the community group's award. Picture: Maria Alejandra Huicho

Silvernet's Marie Kearns collecting the community group's award. Picture: Maria Alejandra Huicho

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A social enterprise has scooped an award and £500 prize money for its work tackling loneliness.

The Silvernet project based at Harmony House, in Baden Powell Close, Dagenham, was awarded a gong for providing lonely people opportunities to make friends.

Its good work was recognised by Faith and Belief Forum, an interfaith organisation supported by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith, at an awards ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine on November 27.

Faith and Belief Forum director, Phil Champain, said: “We need to ensure all Londoners get fair access to services, we need to alleviate deprivation, reduce social tension and promote inclusion.

“The fact that so many small and modest organisations made up of people of different faiths and non-religious beliefs collaborate to achieve these aims gives hope and inspiration.”

Dr David Dangoor DL, chair of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith said: “The London Faith and Belief community awards is a wonderful demonstration of what people motivated by their faith or belief can achieve for this city.

“By shining a light on their work, this event promotes and connects the unsung heroes of London’s faith and belief communities. This event also gives them access to further support which may enhance their work and inspire others to take action.”

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