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Burley community stalwart up for top award

Burley community stalwart Adele Rae is in the running for a top national award.

Ms Rae, who is a leading light in a number of community organisations in both Burley and Kirkstall, has been shortlisted in the Housing Quality Network (HQN) Frontline Stars Award for residents.

As a centrepiece of its annual conference in July, HQN has launched a special award in recognition of those frontline workers, volunteers, residents, and members of the housing community who have gone the extra mile during the Covid-19 crisis and made a tangible difference to the lives of others.

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Adele Rae, left. Photo: Ramona Green

The nomination for Ms Rae reads:

“Adele is a long-time customer at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association and has been a customer representative on the Board for the last five years.

“She is passionate about community and is the Development Director the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust, which has ambitious plans to regenerate and unite the west Leeds area where she lives.

“This has included setting up a community hub, known as Unit 11, which Adele and team, including another LYHA customer – Martin Knox – have recently transformed into a Covid 19 support centre and food distribution hub, working tirelessly to help Kirkstall residents who are vulnerable, elderly, and/or living in poverty.

“Adele is also a Tenants Participation Advisory Service board member.”

The residents’ category of the awards had 19 nominations and a vote, which closed on Friday, will narrow these down to just 10.

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