BACIL Awards raise £2,500 for Leeds charity

The winners of the 2016 Business Against Crime in Leeds awards.

The winners of the 2016 Business Against Crime in Leeds awards.

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AN AWARDS night celebrating the businesses who help to keep our city safer has raised £2,500 for the St Vincent’s Support Centre.

Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) chose the charity as the beneficiary of its 2016 awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel, which was attended by more than 230 guests.

They are a fantastic charity that does so much great work in and around Leeds to help people escape the poverty trap.

Racheal McGlynn, BACIL Awards organiser

Congratulating the winners and runners up, organiser Racheal McGlynn said: “They do a fantastic job in helping BACIL and West Yorkshire Police keep the city of Leeds a safe place for people to work, shop and have fun.

“Crime figures in Leeds are down year-on-year and that is, in part, down to businesses and organisations working together to alert others about incidents and known offenders operating in their area.

“I would also like to add how delighted we are to raise such a fantastic sum of money for the St Vincent’s Support Centre.

“They are a fantastic charity that does so much great work in and around Leeds to help people escape the poverty trap.”

The winners were: Best Day Time Security Team – Trinity Shopping Centre; Best Night Time Security – Yates’s; Best National Chain Retailer – Boots; Best Independent Retailer – Accent; Best National Chain Bar – 02 Academy; Best Independent Bar – Fibre; Outstanding Contribution to Leeds – Jon Hancock.

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