2021 'People of Peace' adult award winner

Sandra Hamilton

Sandra is a winner of the 2021 adult award.

An extract from her nomination form said: "For 20 years Sandra has been inspirational community leader. Her idea for a special needs provision called the ARK has created a base and refuge for children of complex needs to be educated and supported with food and clothing during Covid-19. She has also brought together Croxteth and Norris Green for the successful Liverpool 11 festival, which created a community garden and literature festival. It was supported by the whole community who follow her lead to love, live and learn each day."

Judge, Paul Beesley said: "She is clearly a woman committed to her local community and has displayed over 20 years dedication which has helped so many people."

“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE