Volunteers recognised at Mayor's award event
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, recognised volunteers right across the capital yesterday at the annual Team London Awards 2013. With a packed chamber of nominees, nominators and supporters, a host of celebrities helped present the awards to well-deserved individuals and groups that have contributed to their local communities.
Martine Wright [@martine_wright] opened the event with a truly inspirational story of her journey from the London bombings in 2005 through to being the captain of the Paralympic GB sitting volleyball team and how volunteering played a key part in her recovery.
Barbara Windsor, actress and the Mayor’s Street Party Champion, presented awards, alongside Bear Grylls; adventurer, author, TV presenter, and Chief Scout, with James Banks, Chief Executive of Greater London Volunteering.
Those in the London Borough of Wandsworth that were recognised, include –
- Sid Khan of Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club – winner of a Long Service Award
- Lillian Dickinson of Leonard Cheshire Day Centre – winner of a Long Service Award
- John Horrocks of Putney Society – shortlisted in the Greening and Cleaning category [over 25s]
- Basic Caring Communities Volunteers – shortlisted in the My Community category [team]
Alongside other winners and nominees from other boroughs, DOST Garden Youth Group won the under 25 Greening and Cleaning award – a project supported by Groundwork London, the charity that provide Volunteering Wandsworth.
Congratulations to all those that were recognised in the awards this year – look out for next year’s event and nomination details.
Team London links
Greater London Volunteering links