Sutton Community Awards launched – now is the chance to celebrate great people

Roger Mills Beddington, Borough-wide, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, HEADLINES Leave a Comment

Nominations are now open for Sutton’s Community Awards 2019. The awards will celebrate the people who make Sutton a better place to live, work and bring up a family.

Nominations are now open for Sutton’s Community Awards 2019. The awards will celebrate the people who make Sutton a better place to live, work and bring up a family.

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The awards are open to everyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the borough. Awards will be given out in seven categories that cover outstanding individuals, volunteers, neighbours and community groups.

This year, the awards are being delivered in partnership between Sutton Council, Community Action Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership and Volunteer Centre Sutton to recognise the true breadth of outstanding individuals and groups in the borough.

Launching the awards, the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Muhammad Sadiq, said: “The Sutton Community Awards are the perfect way to recognise the individuals and groups who go above and beyond to make Sutton a better place to live, work and bring up a family.

“This year we want to celebrate your unsung heroes and make sure they get the recognition they deserve, so if you’ve never considered nominating before this is your year!

“Let us know who makes the borough a better place by nominating them today.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday 9 October.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Friend

An individual who works closely with, and is a true advocate for, the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.

Outstanding Volunteer 

An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer, making a considerable and tangible impact within the community.

Outstanding Volunteering Group 

A group of volunteers that have demonstrated a great team spirit and worked together to support a cause or organisation that would only be possible collectively – this could include a business or staff members who volunteer in their spare time.

Outstanding Young Person 

A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements.

Outstanding Neighbour

An individual who makes people’s lives better by going the extra mile – this could be through caring for those in need, or someone who puts on local community events or projects.

Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year 

A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a social enterprise) that has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those they support.

Sue Robson Trustee of the Year 

An individual who goes above and beyond to support and represent their organisation with passion and enthusiasm and a real drive for success.

The Sue Robson Trustee of the Year award was established to acknowledge her contribution to the voluntary and community sector in Sutton. Sue Robson was deputy director and CEO of Sutton CVS (now known as Community Action Sutton) for a number of years. Sue was passionate about governance and worked with both large and small organisations on developing good practices for their trustee to enable their organisations to flourish.

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