WHAT BRADFORD PHAB DOES …
PHAB is a totally voluntary organisation based in Bradford which is wholly reliant upon raising all its own funds. Phab is a registered Charity with the Charity Commission (no. 507255).
Funds raised have enabled us to continue and provide activities for the less able across the Bradford and surrounding District.
For many, it is the only social outing they are able to access each week. It offers them an opportunity to partake in activities whilst at the same time giving their carers or parents, the option of either joining us or taking the opportunity to have some respite.
We truly are a community group encouraging members from all walks of life. Without help from organisations, we would struggle to continue and for that support, we are eternally grateful.
Whilst the children and young people are enjoying a wonderful experience in a stimulating and challenging environment, the emphasis is also on building self-esteem, confidence and independence, learning new practical and personal skills, and supporting each other through friendship and working, living and having great fun together.
The Phab Diamond Jubilee Awards
The Phab Diamond Jubilee Awards Reception took place in the Cholmondeley Room at The House of Lords, Westminster on 5th October in order to acknowledge and award the outstanding contribution to Phab from over 20 nominated volunteers from all parts of the country.
The event was kindly hosted by The Baroness Thomas of Winchester MBE, in the absence of Phab’s Vice President, Lady Campbell of Surbiton DBE. John Corless OBE, Chairman of Phab, welcomed special guests Princess Katya Galitzine, Lady Irene Morris and Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work.
In all, five awards were made:
Louis Goldberg Award – nominees were Carina Fletcher, Abbey Parsons, Zoe Webber, Georgia Bourne, Alice Gamby and the winner was Steven Scott from Torquay Phab.
Paul Hope Award – nominees were Lynne Wilson, Amanda Corden, Malcolm Rice-Jones, Leanne Holdcroft, Kate Johnson, David Haydon, Iris Clear, Darren Cowley, Sally Newby, Slavko Andrejczak, Karin Redgate and the winner was Akbar Khan, leader of Bradford Phab.
The Lord Morris of Manchester award, presented by Lady Irene Morris, was awarded to Sheilagh Marsh and Julie Rose who jointly provide the vital support of Phab Week nurse at Merchant Taylors’ School, who host a Phab week each year together with St Helen’s School.
Two special awards were made to celebrate Phab’s Diamond Jubilee year. The Diamond Jubilee award was presented to Kathy Bryan MBE, leader of Central London Phab. And finally, the Princess Galitzine award, presented by Princess Katya Galitzine in memory of her mother, to Beverley and Barrie Ames, the leaders of Woking Phab.
Congratulations to all Phab nominees and winners for their outstanding achievements in supporting Phab, and our thanks to all who attended this very special event.