Community Awards 2012
Diamond Jubilee heroes
To recognise and celebrate the tremendous amount volunteers give back to the community, we launched our first ever Community Awards, in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Meet the winners of our Queen's Diamond Jubilee Community Volunteer Awards.
In the extraordinary year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics, the six winners of our first ever South Norfolk Community Volunteer Awards capture the spirit of volunteering at its very best.
They are also joined by two others given special recognition for the contribution they make – a testament to the tough decisions faced by our judging panel.
Our local heroes stood out from more than 100 nominations received by the Council from across the district. These were drawn up into a shortlist of 18 from which the eight winners were chosen.
And the winners are:
Heather Longman: general service to the community of Thurlton
Jack Harris: work on the Poringland 'Bright Sparks' project
Community Volunteer Group
Edith Cavell Day Care Centre: supporting elderly and vulnerable residents in Swardeston
Annie Chapman: work with Breast Cancer Awareness by organising the annual Ladies’ Tractor Road Run
Culture and Sport
Reginald Wright: work with the Diss and District Athletics Club
Inspiring Achievement Volunteer
Peter Steward: outstanding contribution to the village of Hethersett over the last 20 years
Those given special recognition were 82-year-old Joyce Hammond for 60 years dedicated service to the British Legion, 57 of which she has been the Standard Bearer, and Josie Thurston for her services to Girl Guiding in Long Stratton.
The winners received their awards at the John Innes Centre where South Norfolk Council and its community celebrated the hard work and dedication of all the individuals and groups who have given their time to help others and to improve their neighbourhoods.
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Last updated on: 15 February 2013