Honour your local unsung heroes

Honour your local unsung heroes

Do you know an unsung local hero? You could nominate them for a 2016 Wandsworth Civic Award.

The awards are run by the Mayor of Wandsworth as a way of saying thank you to local people who have volunteered their services over a long period of time to help others, including charity workers, community activists or just someone who acts as a helping hand to friends or neighbours – anyone whose tireless work has made a difference to the area.

Last year’s winners included William J Gallagher for 40 years’ of tireless work on behalf of older people and people with disabilities, autism campaigner Vanessa Bobb, Anthony Croker Pool who has raised more than a million pounds for crime prevention projects and tireless volunteers and community leaders Alan Housden, Barbara Ryan and Sue Yoxall . Read more about last year’s winners.

Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Richard Field, said:

“It is the people of Wandsworth who make it such a great place to live and I want to shine the spotlight on those who are willing to selflessly give their time to help others without any expectation of recognition or reward.”

How to nominate:

Your nomination must include the nominee’s name, phone number and email address, plus your name and contact details, and details of why they deserve an award. Deadline for entries is November 4.

  • Complete the online form
  • Email pbattista@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Send your entries by post to Wandsworth Civic Awards, Room 144, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU.

Finalists chosen from the nominations will be invited to attend a special award ceremony at the town hall in November.

For more information visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/civicawards.
Original article published by www.wandsworth.gov.uk on 17/08/16