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Hyde celebrates two leading ladies

Posted on 02 September 2016

Hyde is very proud to announce that two Hyde residents have been shortlisted in the national Women in Housing Awards. These awards promote the innovative contribution of women and celebrate women’s achievements across the Housing sector.

Jackie Puddifoot has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Effective Woman Board member’ category – recognising her years of positive work, volunteering on a number of different strategic committees. Jackie is currently Chair of Hydewide Residents’ Eye – the committee that oversees Hyde’s resident inspection programme. She is a resident Board member, Vice Chair of Hydewide Residents Voice and has previously chaired her regional Resident Assurance Committee. Jackie has worked tirelessly to promote residents’ interests and to get the best she can for her fellow residents in strategic level decisions.

Doris Hester has been shortlisted in the ‘Unsung Community Hero’ category, which celebrates the huge difference she has made in her local community of Islington, North London. Working with her local residents association, Doris helps to organise activities and services for local people; fighting social exclusion and building community cohesion. Doris’ selfless commitment is inspiring and her group’s activities have improved the lives of many residents, including many vulnerable individuals and families.

Both these residents have made a huge personal commitment to volunteering and working alongside Hyde for the benefit of other residents and their communities.

Regardless of the outcome of the awards, these shortlisted places provide an opportunity to recognise these residents who have contributed so much and made such a positive difference.