Mayor’s Awards 2018 are open! Deadline 22 October
The Mayor’s Award recognises individuals, community projects and businesses who contribute or support others to volunteer their spare time to Lewisham.
If you know an unsung hero or group that is making Lewisham a better place to live, please take a few minutes to nominate them. The deadline for nominations is 22nd October 2018.
2017 Winners with Mayor Sir Steve Bullock and Cllr Joan Millbank (Winners: Robert Morrison, Deptford Folk, Teklehamanot Beraki, Pat Fordham)
About the Mayor’s Award
The Mayor’s Award was launched to recognise the voluntary contributions of individuals, community groups and local business to communities in Lewisham. Everyone who received an award was nominated by a resident or organisation based in Lewisham.
Winners of the 2017 awards
The Mayor’s Awards 2017 were hosted at the Civic Suite by Lewisham’s Mayor Sir Steve Bullock 24 November 2017. One hundred people and/or organisations were given a Mayor’s Award, thanking them for their voluntary contribution in Lewisham.
Out of the one hundred people or organisations receiving a Mayor’s Award, three were awarded as ‘winners’ of their categories and two were presented with special awards from the Mayor:
- Robert Morrison was presented with a ‘volunteers and individuals’ category award for his voluntary work within the Quo Vadis mental health charity.
- Teklehamanot Beraki was presented with a ‘young people’ category award for his work with the Young Lewisham Project.
- Deptford Folk community project was presented with an ‘organisations and businesses’ category award for the work it does to improve community life in Deptford, including in local parks.
- Pat Fordham MBE and David Cummins were presented with special awards for ‘exceptional contribution to community life in Lewisham’ for their voluntary work for Phoenix Community Housing.
Councillor Joan Millbank, Lewisham’s cabinet member for Third Sector and Community, said, ‘It was brilliant to receive 100 nominations for the Mayor’s Awards. Everyone who has been given a Mayor’s Award deserves recognition for their amazing voluntary work within Lewisham.
‘I want to particularly congratulate the five Mayor’s Award category holders; they all show the huge difference voluntary work makes in Lewisham! Our borough, neighbourhoods and local communities are truly enriched and strengthened by the amazing voluntary work undertaken by so many committed individuals and groups.’
Lewisham Local, in partnership with Lewisham Council, helped facilitate 2017’s Mayor’s Awards.