Help Shine the Spotlight on a Good Neighbour
A 69-year-old grandmother from Prescot won the 2014 Good Neighbours in Knowsley Award, and now the search is on for the next winner.
Elizabeth Greenall was surprised to receive the award but felt “extremely honoured and very proud.”
Her neighbour Joanne McCullock, 21, nominated her, saying, “I’ve lived next door to Elizabeth my whole life and during that time she’s always looked out for her community, helping in local charity events and raising money to go to help soldiers in Afghanistan.
“Her husband sadly passed away but she stayed strong and continued to put others first, taking part in events for the good of the local community.
“I was so pleased when she won both the area and overall borough award as she really is a worthy winner. I am very proud of Elizabeth, and she is a fantastic role model!”
Elizabeth refuses to take all the credit, however. “It’s not just my award,” she said. “It’s for everyone I’ve worked and volunteered with.”
The retired grandmother helped to bring back the community spirit to the Prescot estate she loves and has lived on for over 40 years.
With the help of her late husband, she organised bulb-planting and encouraged other residents to get involved. They also made and provided refreshments on bonfire night and at other community events, helping to bring people together again.
Through her work as a member of the team at Prescot Community Church Elizabeth has helped to raise money to help injured soldiers and their families.
Knowsley Council leader Cllr Ron Round said: “Elizabeth Greenall is certainly a remarkable woman and a worthy winner of the Good Neighbours in Knowsley Award.
“The awards are all about recognising people like Elizabeth, who go out of their way to help others and make a real difference to the lives of people in the local community.
“I’d like to encourage anyone who may know a special someone like Elizabeth to make sure they make a nomination. It’s a wonderful way to say thank you to the borough’s unsung heroes.”
How to Vote for Good Neighbours in Knowsley 2015
Anyone who lives in Knowsley can be nominated and a winner will be chosen from the four areas of the borough – Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood and Prescot, Whiston, Cronton and Knowsley Village – and from these an overall winner will be selected for their ‘Outstanding Contribution to their Community.’
Good Neighbour forms are available from all of the borough’s One Stop Shops and libraries, or nominations can be made online using the form at www.knowsley.gov.uk.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 12 August. Winners will be presented with their Good Neighbours awards in September.
Click here to submit a nomination.