Inayat Omarji shortlisted in Heritage Angels awards for All Souls Bolton

All Souls Bolton Chair Inayat Omarji has been shortlisted for the Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site award at the English Heritage Heritage Angel Awards, and the winners are due to be announced in a special ceremony in London on 3rd November.

With work at All Souls Bolton - in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund - in its final weeks, and scaffolding already being removed ahead of the grand opening in early December, the shortlisting offers a timely recognition of the thousands of hours that Inayat has put into the project, and the efforts of everyone involved.

Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust Crispin Truman said:

""Inayat’s enthusiasm and energy over the past ten years has been a vital factor in delivering the All Souls project. We estimate he has volunteered about 5,000 hours, a real mark of his commitment.

""He has brought new perspectives to this major heritage project and helped increase the engagement of the local community which has been vital to its success. He is a real heritage angel.’

The Heritage Angel Awards were founded in 2011 by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to celebrate the efforts of local people who have saved historic buildings and places. The 16 community groups and individuals shortlisted will attend an awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London on Monday 3rd November, hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Watch English Heritage's video about Inayat below