Pride of Reading Awards 2010

Congratulations to RESCUE! Winner of the Pride of Reading Environmental Project 2010.

Judges were impressed by the massive local effort put into our distinctly Reading event.  The website itself was heralded as showing both the urban landmarks of Reading but also highlighting the environmental assets Reading holds, which can get neglected.

Get Reading wrote:

“A group of people who really get their hands dirty for the town won the Environmental Project award. The Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event or RESCUE organises volunteers to clear up rubbish all over town.”

Sally Evans from RESCUE main sponsor Thames Water, Brian McDermott from Reading FC, and Chair of the RESCUE Organising Committee Ricky Josey

RESCUE Committee Chair, Sally Evans, Thames Water (sponsor) and Summreen Sheikh from RBC who coordinate the efforts of the 25 groups taking part over three days.


Pictured here with the award and Reading FC Manager Brian McDermott, Ricky said that he was shocked to win the award as the competition was tough.  He added that ‘it’s great to have been part of the award ceremony and to feel inspired by the people of Reading who go that extra step to show compassion for each other’

Link to other winners : _so_very_proud_of_reading