Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2017

Winners & Runners up
Alison Hodgson

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Alison has spent many years as a qualified counsellor and educator in the field of volatile substance abuse (VSA) and Former Legal Highs (NPS). She has personal experience of the consequences of drug misuse when she learned of a close family members drug related murder in 2007.

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Deborah Aydon & Gemma Bodinetz

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Deborah and Gemma came to Liverpool about 11 years ago and took over the Playhouse and Everyman theatre, both theatres were struggling and the Everyman needed to be modernised and brought back to life.

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Emma Rodgers

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While still at University, her originality and talent helped her win a prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum Prize in 1996. She was described as “one of Britain's leading ceramicsculptors”.

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Sue McInally

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Using her own life experience Sue set up a support group Combat PTSD Angels to help carers of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by running monthly meetings and an online support group.

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Jean Stapleton

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Jean has been a community champion for over 30 years. She started helping residents in the 1980’s who were unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. Over the years she’s progressed to bigger and more ambitious projects.

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Louise Hankinson, Vanda Reeves & Rita Jones

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Vanda Reeves, Rita Jones and Louise Hankinson are Directors and Founders of ADDvanced Solutions. As a Team they have built a Community Interest Company to provide awareness and education to support young people and their families living with Neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Janet Williams

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Janet, like most people who run voluntary groups, or does respite work, likes to stay in the background when it comes to public profile.

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Alison Hodgson

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Alison has spent many years as a qualified counsellor and educator in the field of volatile substance abuse (VSA) and Former Legal Highs (NPS). She has personal experience of the consequences of drug misuse when she learned of a close family members drug related murder in 2007.

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Judi Blacow

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Judi has spent most of her working life within the civil service and as a magistrate, working for The CSA for 23 years and has been a magistrate for 6 years, which are roles with strict working practice and concise boundaries.

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Jean Taylor

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Jean lost her sister to domestic violence in 1998, then in 2000 her son was murdered. In 2004 her daughter went missing, she searched for her for 19 months then she was found to have been murdered.

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Diane Tremarco

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Diane’s dedication to helping other people in the face of adversity is inspiring. Diagnosed with a debilitating disease six years ago has not halted the passion to help others whenever possible knowing that it will set her back, possibly putting her in bed for up to a week at a time.

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Patricia Thomas

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Patricia first started out as a volunteer for victim support, she also volunteered for MIND working with people experiencing mental health issues, which led to volunteering at Probation resulting in becoming a Qualified Social Worker and Senior Probation Officer.

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Lisa Greenhalgh

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Lisa Greenhalgh joined MSIF in 2003 as a Finance Director and successfully grew within the company, becoming CEO in 2017. Lisa has managed the investment of millions within her time at MSIF and has taken the company from strength to strength.

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Dame Lorna came to Liverpool in 1965 and worked as a midwife for 40 years spending most of that time at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

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Sam is an Olympic Medallist and plays as a defender for both the England and GB hockey teams. She won gold, playing a key role as part of the GB team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, who beat the Netherlands on a penalty shootout in the final.

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