Trevor Sherwood the creator and project development lead for LilyAnne's C.I.C. was recently awarded The Teesside Charity March Teesside hero award for his commitment to the community.
The surprise announcement was made as Trevor was surrounded by members of his community, who meet weekly for coffee, cakes and chats within the community space of LilyAnne's in Hartlepool.
In 2017, Trevor opened LilyAnne’s coffee shop and soon realised that many customers needed guidance. Noticing no one was guiding these individuals in the right direction, Trevor took it upon himself to support those who needed it.
During the past five years, Trevor has put his community first by helping those in need however he could, whether by assisting people with cooking, arranging their doctor's appointments, steering them to mental health organisations or simply setting them up with different projects.
Community First Steps engagement worker Angela said: “When people feel like they have nowhere to turn, Trevor shows them the way.”
Trustee and Patron Harriet Spalding from Mandale Group presented Trevor with the award.
The Teesside Charity awarded Trevor £1000 which he donated back to LilyAnne’s to continue their fantastic work.
Photographs by Doug Moody Photography