Hammamas is proud to be a supporter of the Attitude Awards, who hosted their 9th annual awards evening on the 29th of November.
The Attitude Awards are a national celebration of the achievements and success of Kiwis living with a disability. The finalists were celebrated at a black-tie gala dinner with several categories for excellence in sport, art, entrepreneurship and making a difference in their community. These are people who have often defied the odds but received little recognition.
Having grown bigger than some of the country’s other premiere awards, this year’s black tie gala for more than 700 people was held at Auckland’s ASB Arena and again hosted by TV news presenter Simon Dallow.
Debra Lamphsire was awarded the top honour of the night. Overcoming mental illness, she now helps lead the development of psychological strategies for positive symptoms of psychosis and is the first non-clinician to do so. She is also a senior tutor with The University of Auckland’s Centre for Mental Health Research and Policy Development and current Chairperson for ISPS New Zealand (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis), where she is also on the international body.
Dan Buckingham, Chair of the Attitude Trust, says the Awards are about celebrating some outstanding New Zealand achievements, as well as shining a spotlight on disability.
“We celebrated success and achievement across areas such as art, sport and the big one for us – employment and entrepreneurship. There were some spectacular moments on stage, with some very humble Kiwi’s getting the recognition they deserve,” says Buckingham.
Congratulations to all winners and participants, the team at Hammamas believe you should be proud of all that you have achieved.
For More information on Attitude Live and the Attitude Awards, visit www.AttitudeLive.com