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Community Heroes are recognised

  • Hathern Community Library

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

Transition Loughborough

Hathern Community Library

Susan & Terry Neil

Robert James Butler

Always there for community

Damian & Dominic Harkin

Tobias Gould

Barrie Ball

Rebekah Spriggs

Shaun Crate

Growing the future

Steve Carr & Kevin Glover 

Volunteers of Above & Beyond

Raising provision/funds/profile

Paul Dexter

Akkas Miah

Joanne Lipman

Wanda Berdej

Three Close Tennants Association

Hathern Village Association

Going above and beyond

Meg Bezzano Griffiths

Dipul Modha

Karen Frostick, Penny Hopkins & Elaine Salt

Harry Cook Award

Shaun Crate