Charnwood’s Community Heroes have been celebrated at a special event in Loughborough.
The Charnwood Community Heroes Awards were organised by the borough council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to recognise the great work people are doing for the benefit of others.
The awards honoured a range of achievements including people who organised community events, volunteered to help local projects and groups or raised awareness about important issues.
Cllr Deborah Taylor, lead member for communities, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone who picked up an award for being a real Charnwood Community Hero. They all play such an important role and make a real difference to other people’s lives in a number of different ways.
“While none of them do it for any recognition, I think we would all agree that it is always nice when someone says thank you and shows some appreciation, and that’s what these awards were about.”
The awards were handed out at John Storer Charnwood where guests enjoyed afternoon tea and the heroes were presented with certificates.
The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Christine Harris, also attended.
Nominations and winners:
Bringing People Together
Chapman Street Gardening Association
Hastings Community Association
Sidings Park Residents Association
Spreading the love
Hathern Community Library
Susan & Terry Neil
Robert James Butler
Always there for community
Damian & Dominic Harkin
Growing the future
Steve Carr & Kevin Glover
Volunteers of Above & Beyond
Three Close Tennants Association
Hathern Village Association
Going above and beyond
Meg Bezzano Griffiths
Karen Frostick, Penny Hopkins & Elaine Salt
Harry Cook Award