Wandsworth Civic Awards

2014 winners

Becky Newman

As well as being a mum and running the award-winning Bricklayers Arms Pub in Putney,  Becky has raised tens of thousands of pounds annually for the Headway Charity.

In 2012 she ran the North Pole Marathon in memory of her sister who sadly died from a brain haemorrhage.  She was the second fastest woman to compete this incredible challenge.  This epic feat, involving hundreds of miles of training raised an amazing £10,000 of much needed funds for Headway South West London, a local charity.  In 2013 she raised many thousands of pounds running the Great Wall of China.

As well as fundraising via extreme sports, she is now a trustee for Headway South West London, she also raises funds by organising pub quizzes, fun runs, raffles and all manner of activities.

Jon Stanton

John has gone above and beyond to offer his time, skills and abundant enthusiasm to volunteer to lead multi-activity courses in Britain and overseas to help people with spinal injuries.

He has helped out with most of the events organised by the charity Back Up in the last four years, including the Snowdon Push, Dragon Boat Race, City Dinner, Back Up Ball and Group Leader training days.

As well as his invaluable help in the office, at events and on courses, he has also run the London Marathon, completed two Coast to Coast cycle rides, took part in the Snowdon Push last year and has recently completed the Ride London-Surrey 100 cycle ride this summer – all to raise funds for Back Up.    

Kate Amis

Kate has led the governing body of an Belleville School through a significant period of sustained change and improvement including expansion over two sites, conversion to an Academy, establishment of the National Teaching School and National Maths Hub and becoming an Academy sponsor. 

Under her guidance the governing body has strengthened its capability, recruiting new members and developing its capacity to provide effective, strategic support and challenge.

Kate successfully applied to become a National Leader of Governance through the National College and she devotes a considerable amount of time to supporting schools and governing bodies in the borough and further afield, as well as networking and sharing best practice with other local Chairs of Governors.  She does all of this on a voluntary basis and completely selflessly, motivated by a deep-seated commitment to achieving the best possible education for an many children as it is possible to reach.

Liz Shaw

Liz has been a prominent Rotarian since 1995 and is now an integral part of the Battersea Park Club’s Rotary Christmas Day Party for the Elderly committee.  She co-ordinates the transport team ensuring that over 50 buses are available on Christmas Day; that the drivers have their passenger lists and route maps, that wheelchairs are properly allocated.  She ensures that the elderly guests are picked up and taken home safely.  She is also an integral part of the fundraising, organising quizzes and supporting various activities.  She is a dedicated and reliable, full of enthusiasm and those who work with her on any project know that it will be fun.

She has lived in Wandsworth for many years and has made a huge contribution to the Borough.

Lynn Evans

For the past six and a half years Lynn has dedicated herself to the Missing People charity  helping  those who are missing, run away, left home or the families left behind, who suffer form the trauma of having a missing person. 

She has been described as considerate, warm, calm, non-judgemental and empathetic.  She deals with incredibly challenging situations involving some of the most vulnerable people in society

Mary Wright

For 25 years Mary has worked tirelessly to promote sporting activities for children in the Borough.

She  set up and runs the Tooting Gymnastics Club and in that time has supported more than 5000 children. In addition to raising funds for the club she gives her time and energy to causes such as Trinity Hospice and Sport Relief and encourages members of her club to give back to the community.

Many people who trained at her club have gone on to gain official coaching qualifications. She is a pillar of the community and has positively influenced thousands of people within the borough.