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Mirus Celebrate Achievements With Second Annual Stars Awards
21st May 2018
Our second awards ceremony recognised postivie contributions that people have made to their local communities on May 18th 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium.
During the awards, we were proud to celebrate those whom we support, as well as exceptional staff and volunteers, who are recognised for their contributions. We were also joined by Russell from Time to Change as mirus Wales staff made a public commitment to change how they think and act about mental health in the workplace.
Joining the charity to host the event was BBC Weather’s Sue Charles and Paralympian and Gold Medalist Rob Davies. Rob’s story of achieving a gold medal at the Rio Olympics in Table Tennis after suffering a spinal cord injury aged only 21 was a real inspiration to all attending.
Awards range from ‘Volunteer of the Year’, and ‘Being Active in the Community’, right through to ‘Outstanding Achievements’
Speaking about the awards, mirus CEO Mandy Evans said:
“We’re thrilled that the Cardiff City Stadium are supporting us in putting on this celebration. It’s a chance to enable children and adults with a learning disability or autism to have the contributions they make to their communities recognised, celebrated and shared across Wales, in a setting that is internationally acclaimed and now celebrating the promotion into the Premier League too.”
“We’ll be using this event to reward and celebrate our committed team of volunteers, supporters and staff working within local communities as well as making our public Time To Change Pledge. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly every year to empower people to live with self-belief and confidence which, in turn, improves their mental health.”
As part of their community events programme, the Cardiff City Stadium are supporting this event by offering their Ricoh Suite with no hire charge, enabling charitable organisations such as mirus to fundraise and celebrate in a world class venue.
Everyone at the event had a wonderful time, closed off by a fantastic performance by our staff band 'Thank Funk It's Friday' and a lot of dancing!