It was our pleasure to host Sarah Knight and her wonderful band of volunteers last week for a dual celebration of both the Moving On Project Portsmouth‘s 6th Birthday and for Sarah to accept the Shaping Portsmouth Community Award.
The Moving on Project Portsmouth (MOPP) is a local registered charity based in the heart of Portsmouth City. They are a group of people who come together because they know what it’s like to struggle. MOPP has always been run completely by volunteers, No one receives a wage for their work. Every single penny raised goes back into the project to enable them to help more people.
Sarah said “On behalf of the team at Mopp I’d like to say a huge thank you to Stef and the guys at Shaping Portsmouth for our award and lunch. It was amazing! It’s not often do we get most of the team in one place. Mopp is (so we’ve been told) the fourth emergency service for many of Portsmouth’s residents and it’s so nice for the team to have some recognition for the hard work they do!”
On presenting the award, Lord Mayor Cllr Hugh Mason said “It’s amazing. You’re amazing. You give your time, you give your skills, you give your effort, you give your love, you give your enthusiasm to this project, and you make things work.”
Stef Nienaltowski, CEO of Shaping Portsmouth, said “They have supported and contributed to the lives of over 4,000 people since they started six years ago, and they are such a vital part of the City’s ecosystem. They thoroughly deserved this award, and I am looking forward to working with them in the coming months.Congratulations Sarah and team on this deserved award.”