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PeaceWeek -The OSBA’s
April 13, 2010, 1:00 pm
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The third Manchester Peace Awards – the OSBAs – took place on March 13th  at the Ramada Piccadilly hotel in the city centre. The Outstanding Social Behaviour Awards recognise and celebrate individuals from the community who work for peace and for the benefit of young people, or who have made personal progress. It was a glittering occasion with over 200 guests, including the Lord Mayor Cllr. Alison Firth, Tony Lloyd MP, The High Sheriff of Manchester Christian Wewer and GMP Chief Constable Peter Fahy, all there to honour the finalists and winners of the 6 awards. A special award was also given by Carisma and the High Sheriff to Helen Gatenby, Director of the M13 Youth Project for “Outstanding Service to Young People”.  http://www.osbas.co.uk/

The University of Salford sponsered an award and WearPeace was represented through a display in the drinks reception area. All the people who attended the award ceremony had chance to view the designs created by Manchester and Salford Students and see the latest prototypes of the Wearpeace logo.


January 6, 2010, 9:28 am
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The WearPeace Project
To create a range of clothing and accessories under the WearPeace label that can sold locally/ nationally / international to promote the “save a life not take a life’ message. It is envisaged that all the clothes / accessories will contain a small quantity of decommissioned gun metal or metal from an unused bullet – as designer tags or fashion details, to reinforce the message of every garment purchased will help to take another gun out of circulation.

The WearPeace project stems from an existing relationship between the School of Art and Design, CARISMA (Community Alliance for Renewal Inner South Manchester Area) and the Police’s Xcalibre Task force looking at ways to change people’s perceptions and attitudes towards guns