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Janet Dunn Runner Up in the Arts & Culture Category


CHAIR of Trustees of the Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby, Janet Dunn is nominated for working tirelessly for the last 17 years since it was rescued from closure by its conversion into a predominantly volunteer run community enterprise.

Janet has done almost every job in the cinema, including regularly going in to do the cleaning herself in order to minimise the costs of paying for professional cleaners. She oversaw the refurbishment carried out by a team of volunteers, and acted virtually as Clerk of Works to ensure that the project was fulfilled.

She chairs the Trustees meetings every month, motivates and supports the army of volunteers and tirelessly fund-raises. She is a key figure in the survival of a marvellous amenity for the people of Crosby and Waterloo. Jan is now leading from the front in the major campaign to raise the money needed to upgrade the cinema’s antiquated projection equipment for the digital age.

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