Julie Stokes ActivLives CEO was on the Mark Murphy BBC Radio Suffolk show this morning 16/3/22, as ActivLives was shortlisted for the High Sheriff Awards – East of England Co-op – Supporting the Isolated Award. ActivLives was shortlisted with two other amazing organisations Suffolk Libraries and Go Start Community Transport.

The joint winners were ActivLives and Suffolk Libraries and commiserations go to Go Start Community Transport. It was an honour just to be shortlisted and amazing to be a joint winner. Everyone at ActivLives would like to thank the panel, Suffolk Community Foundation, High Sheriff – Edward Creasy and BBC Radio Suffolk – Lesley Dolphin and Luke Deal for their support and we look forward to receiving the Award on the 28 March.

Julie Stokes said ‘ This Award is for all the staff (past & present), our wonderful volunteers, all our members and sponsors, who in very challenging times carried on delivering a very different type of services to make sure people were safe, had food and were still connected by zoom sessions, phone calls, 1-2-1 sessions and activities, on-line plant sales and working in bubbles at our Community Gardens to help people get through the pandemic and not feel alone or isolated.  I am very proud to be the CEO of this organisation and that we have been recognised for the services and activities that we deliver to very vulnerable people living in Suffolk. Congratulations to all the organisations and individuals that were shortlisted and to all the winners.’