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People’s alliance from Custom House nominated for best voluntary project award

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 July 2018

PEACH, which works to protect the rights and safety of residents during the Custom House regeneration, is up for an award. Picture: PEACH

PEACH, which works to protect the rights and safety of residents during the Custom House regeneration, is up for an award. Picture: PEACH

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A people’s alliance in Custom House has been nominated for Charity/Voluntary Project of the Year.

PEACH, the people’s alliance for Custom House, works with residents and business owners to protect and campaign for proper housing, safety, health and jobs in the area.

The alliance has been nominated in the National Lottery Awards, which recognise the best lottery-funded projects as voted for by the public.

PEACH, which was founded in 2013, was nominated for its Custom House Workers Cooperative, a cleaning company run and owned by its workers which offers fairly paid work.

It was also recognised for establishing numeracy and literacy classes for parents, to enable them to help their children with school work at home. PEACH has also set up a charter with shopkeepers on Freemasons Road to protect the high street, and created nine ‘city safe havens’ to protect young people from violence.

The winning project will receive £5,000 and will appear on an awards show on BBC One. To vote, visit lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. Voting closes on July 27.

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