Hammersmith & Fulham Council asked residents, businesses and charities to nominate their local heroes and the response has been overwhelming.
We’ve had more than 400 nominations for the Hammersmith & Fulham Civic Honours – each overflowing with gratitude for the difference nominees have made to their lives.
Now judges have the tough task of picking the winners.
Whittling down a shortlist won’t be easy.
“Every one of these nominations makes me proud to call Hammersmith & Fulham home,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.
“They are why holding these awards are so important. They help shine a light on our amazing community and the difference people make to the lives of others every single day.”
There are 15 categories in the H&F Civic Honours: For Contribution to Civic Life. Each has a dedicated panel of judges who will pore through the entries.
The categories are:
- Most dedicated volunteer
- Acts of courage and compassion
- Contributions to art and culture
- Contributions to heritage
- Sporting achievements
- Young people’s achievements (people aged under 25)
- Most dedicated teacher
- Most dedicated carer
- Community spirit
- Improving our environment
- Lifetime achievement
- Bringing people together
- Celebrating diversity
- Contributions to health and wellbeing
- Most dedicated social worker
The awards ceremony
Finalists in each category will be invited to a gala dinner and awards ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall on Thursday 1 March.