Irene Brown
2010 Community Award Winner

For the past 10 years Irene Brown, along with her husband, has helped the homeless, dispossessed and those living on the margins of society in Manchester. Taking their van out every Wednesday and Saturday, Irene reaches out with food, love and compassion. She befriends those who have no one else, never judging and always ready to listen and help. She also supports many old people in her local area from shopping to just spending time and listening. All this work is unpaid and she lives a modest live, preferring to fill her house with bags of clothes and food for distribution. Irene never misses her trips out, despite suffering from depression and as her husband says… “Wow I’m a lucky fella to be married to a woman like this.”