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Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

 Design award brings cheque for charity

Pictured:  Damian Utton, Pozzoni Design - Tracy Paine, Belong - Nick Borrett, Architect and judge - James Griffin, Bank of Ireland - Doreen Smith, Alzheimers Society - Nigel Franklin, Belong.

The successful design of Macclesfield's new village for older people has brought a windfall for a town charity.

Doreen Smith, Chairman of the Fundraising Group of the Alzheimer's Society (East Cheshire Branch) received a cheque for £500 on behalf of the branch today (January 28th 2008)

The money was donated by CLS Care Group, the charity which runs the new Belong village for older people in Kennedy Avenue.
CLS Operations Director, Tracy Paine, explained that they had received the money as a result of the village being shortlisted in the national Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

“It is very exciting as the village now has the opportunity to go to the national final. But we receive cash for getting this far in the competition and we are able to nominate a charity to receive it. Some of the village residents will be cared for in our special dementia household so we are pleased to make this donation to the Alzheimer’s Society in Macclesfield”. 

The Design Award ceremony was held at Lord's Cricket Ground this spring where it was announced that Belong Macclesfield, a home that is implementing the Eden Alternative principles, won the award for Best Traditional Design. Belong Macclesfield
is designed by Manchester-based award-winning architects Pozzoni. 

Our congratulations to all concerned.


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