Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2015

Winners & Runners Up

Angela Samata

As Chair of the Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide, a nationwide charity offering a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, Angela offered support to families and friends whose loved ones have taken their own life. With over 50 free support groups throughout the UK, the Charity offers support to over 7,000 people each year.

Angela led the Liverpool support group for 7 years and currently sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group tackling Suicide Prevention in England and Wales. She has worked with the charity for 11 years in a voluntary capacity.

Angela recently presented a BBC1 documentary, ‘Life After Suicide’, which encouraged discussion on mental health and helped tackle the stigma of suicide. It was watched by over 1.3 million viewers. She has given numerous interviews to the Liverpool Echo and spoken on local and national radio about the impact her late partner’s suicide had on her and her family. She actively supports and enables people, especially men, to speak up about their feelings and not suffer alone.

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Nanette Mellor

Nanette has dedicated her career to working for disabled people for over twenty years. She began work as a care assistant and, despite coming from an underprivileged background, worked her way up the career ladder eventually becoming a campaigns manager within a national disability charity in London where she fought campaigns focused on disability discrimination, cuts to local services and lobbying government.

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Angela Samata

As Chair of the Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide, a nationwide charity offering a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, Angela offered support to families and friends whose loved ones have taken their own life. With over 50 free support groups throughout the UK, the Charity offers support to over 7,000 people each year.

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Sue Turnham

Sue has been blind from a young age but her disability has never held her back. She gives much of her spare time supporting the visually impaired and fundraising for guide dogs.Speaking to those who may be interested in being guide dog owners and carrying out her duties as a Trustee of Bradbury Fields or supporting the visually impaired in distress or in need of advice.

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Sue Bennett

Sue retired 9 years ago from Liverpool City Council and since retirement she has been a volunteer at Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group (MAVSG) taking on the role of treasurer and looking after the finances of the group.

In addition, Sue assists in conference organising, fundraising and most importantly family liaison with people who are suffering with an asbestos related disease and their relatives.

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Eunice Huthart

This lady is a true Ambassador internationally for Merseyside and has never left her Liverpool Roots. She is the world’s only Woman Stunt coordinator!

Since escalating into the limelight in 1994 when she won Gladiators, Eunice was head hunted by the biggest names in the movie film industry, and was asked to be the stuntwoman for all the Bond Movies, and actually converted Peirce Brosnan into being a big LFC Fan.

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