Civic Awards for local heroes
Published: Thursday 1st December 16
Unsung local heroes have been presented with a 2016 Wandsworth Civic Award for their hard work on behalf of the Wandsworth community.
South West Army Cadet volunteers formed a guard of honour as guests arrived at the Civic Suite, and the South West London Cadet Corps of Drums performed. Announcing the winners, the Mayor, Cllr Richard Field, said
“These awards are a celebration of active citizenship, civic action and volunteering and underline the value the council attaches to community participation. They are about the “unsung heroes” who make a major contribution to community life and in many cases, do not get any formal recognition for their efforts.
“It has been a privilege for me as your Mayor to observe the exemplary work of so many good people in the round during my mayoral year and I can tell you, I’ve seen a lot! This is a great ‘can do’, the Brighter Borough, the envy of many but in no small part thanks to our wonderful and generous people.”
The recipients of a 2016 Civic Award were:
The Quid for Sid campaign
Sheila Hill: Sheila was honoured for the contribution she has made to local history and heritage. She was a leading light of the ‘Quid for Sid’ campaign to commemorate Sidney Lewis, who joined up at just 12 and fought at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
Shakeel Ahmed Syed: Syeed has supported a whole list of causes in Tooting, including the Big Lunch, Ronald Gibson House at Springfield Hospital, Clean for the Queen, a community Peace Conference and community multi-faith gatherings.
Parent Champions raise awareness at Southside
Award recipients were nominated by local residents, businesses, voluntary and community organisations or councillors.
Find out about previous winners and how to nominate for the 2017 awards at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/civicawards.