Two residents from Enfield have been shortlisted for a Community Champion award. Leslie Cohen and John Dady, 83 and 75 years old, who live at Anchor’s Ingleborough in Cavell Drive, were nominated by fellow residents for always going the extra mile and helping their community.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Creative Champion, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Leslie Cohen and John Dady, who have lived at Ingleborough for four and nine years respectively, are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Community Champion Award. Leslie said: “It’s a delight to be an Ingleborough resident. If I should win this award, I would like to dedicate it to our Resident Association. Without their help nothing would be achieved.”

Neighbour Jean Keen, who appreciates the difference Leslie and John make to their community, said: “Leslie and John have brightened up Ingleborough by starting a Residents Association. They have started coffee mornings, much larger events on the lawn and quizzes. We now have a yoga group, gardening club and monthly newsletter. They both work very hard to ensure nobody is lonely and that Ingleborough is a good place to live!”

A customer panel has come together to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in January 2017.

For more information on Ingleborough please call 0800 731 2020 or visit Ingleborough's webpage.

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