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Women recognised for work in the community for International Women’s Day
Women from across the borough were awarded for their work in the community as part of an international day of action.
The inspirational volunteers were recognised at the Unsung Women Awards as part of a day of events marking International Women’s Day on Saturday.
All 24 were nominated by members of their community and awarded by Haringey Borough Council for their work making the borough a better place.
Jeanette Sitton of the Ferry Lane Estate, Tottenham Hale, was also awarded for her work setting up a food growing project in the area and organising wildlife talks in schools.
She said “I sincerely love sharing my findings with others. I want them to feel the passion and pride that I have for the estate and local surroundings. It’s amazing to live here and I want others to feel the buzz as I do.”
Another winner was Margaretta Hopkins, nominated by members of Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA).
Given the name ‘Maggie Magic’, she was awarded for her work helping recovering alcoholics after winning her own battle with addiction.
Deputy Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Sheila Peacock presented the awards at the ceremony at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London in Tottenham High Road.
She said: “We are blessed to have so many women working for our community who never ask for praise or recognition.
“It’s important that we recognise their achievements and commitment to making Haringey a better place for all of us, and say thank you.”