2016 is proving a significant year for MKM, not only are we celebrating 21 years in business but we recently announced that we will be a major partner for the Hull City of Culture 2017. On top of this as a thank you to the City of Hull, MKM brought the fabulous Rod Stewart to the KCOM Stadium on 14th June.
In conjunction with this we wanted to recognise local community heroes for all their hard work and the contributions and sacrifices they make whether big or small to their local area. We launched our Community Heroes Community competition on 29th April, we invited customers and local people to nominate that special person in their community who goes above and beyond for their chance to win 2 tickets to the Rod Stewart concert in Hull.
With a panel made up from MKM and Hull City of Culture we narrowed down the list of which all were deserving to 10 lucky winners.
The winners were all contacted by phone and were both gobsmacked and excited that they had been nominated for the acts that make such a difference to their local community.
I think it is safe to say an amazing night was had by all!
Hillary Skelton – For 50 years Hillary has worked tirelessly for her community from being scout cub leader to organising numerous village events
Paul Matson – Paul set up the charity Hull 4 Heroes after working on a DIY SOS project in Hull and wanted to carry on the great work for local veterans, renovating houses and helping them in all way possible.
Charlene Kent – Charlene works for the Cornerhouse Care Project and the Smile Foundation in Hull making a huge difference to the lives of young girls who are or at risk of trafficking and sexual abuse.
Ian Hepworth – Ian runs Malton’s Minis rugby club, he selflessly gives up his time to include children from all backgrounds with the main aim for the children to have fun regardless of their ability.
Aaron Howlett – Aaron helps the people in his local community by mentoring and training them to achieve their objectives including the London Marathon
Karl Skerett – Karl donates his time to the Hull Homeless Outreach charity and attends a soup kitchen twice a week preparing meals for upwards of 50 people and is involved in the “a day in my shoes” world record attempt
Dean Hoggard – Dean created Life 4 a Kid charity setting up a centre, gym and sensory room to support children and their families. Along with climbing Ben Nevis he encourages people in the wider community to get fit and join in whilst raising money for LFAK.
Debbie Peacock – Debbie founded a volunteer group 9 years ago on Greatfield Estate organising events and activities for residents of all ages.
Alison & Lexi Young – Alison & Lexi run The Vintage Café in Hull, they ask customers to donate items for the homeless and have collected 300 bags over the year. They also organise craft events to raise money for both the British Legion and William Booth House.
Clare Doyle – Clare cared for her mother whom she lost at a young age and she has trained as a teaching assistant specialising in children with autism and working towards moving them into mainstream in Scotland.