A LEIGH project has scooped a prize in the NW health challenge oscars.

An audience of NHS staff and community workers voted the Hanover Treatment and Assessment Centre runner-up in the Innovation in Delivering National Service Frameworks in Primary Care category at the 2003 awards and gave them a £750 jackpot.

The centre provides exercise and advice for older people.

Project leader Leanne Brooks said: 'We are delighted to receive the award, especially as some of the competition was so steep."

The centre staff are presented with their certificate by Wally Brown, principal of Liverpool Community College. They are (l to r) back row Leanne Brooks, Linda Edwards, Hazel Henrickson and front Julie Gregory and Lynne Sales.