H&F Civic Honour winner Daphine Aikens

H&F CIVIC HONOURS: It’s time to praise the people who make life special

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Daphine Aikens, founder and manager of H&F Foodbank, won an outstanding contribution to the life of the borough honour in 2018

We all know people who go the extra mile to make Hammersmith & Fulham such a special place.

Now’s the chance to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for one of the H&F Civic Honours for their contributions to civic life.

Clara Ebstein and brother Jonathan
Young people's achievements winners Clara Ebstein, six (left) and brother Jonathan, eight

Every year the town hall celebrates the unsung heroes and heroines in the community… and we need to hear from you, to draw up this year’s honours list.

“We’re looking for the people who help enrich our lives,” explained Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

“It might be someone who has worked tirelessly to help people who are sick or homeless, an inspirational neighbour who has campaigned to protect our heritage or the local environment, or someone whose sporting or artistic achievements have brought credit to the borough. This is the opportunity to publicly recognise their achievements and say thank you!”

Nominate a local legend

To nominate someone, just fill out the short form by clicking the button below. The deadline for nominations is Sunday 31 March.

Nominate now

There are 10 different categories, so choose the one that you think best suits your community hero or heroine.

You are allowed to nominate anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in H&F, or any community organisation operating in the borough.

Bridget Stevenson and Teo Catino
Joint winners of the bringing people together award Bridget Stevenson (centre left) and Teo Catino (centre right), with Cllr Stephen Cowan (far left) and Kevin McGrath, Deputy Lieutenant of Hammersmith & Fulham

The categories

This year’s Civic Honours categories are:

  • Most dedicated volunteer
  • Acts of courage
  • Bringing people together
  • Community organiser
  • Acts of compassion
  • Contributions to art, culture or heritage
  • Sporting achievements
  • Contributions to health and well-being
  • Improving our environment
  • Lifetime achievement

You can’t nominate yourself… but if you’ve done something that fills you with pride, you can encourage others to put your name forward.

The successful nominees will then gather for a gala dinner and awards ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday 12 June, where a panel of judges will announce their decisions.

Visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/civichonours to nominate a local legend. And remember – the final date for nominations is Sunday 31 March!

Nominate now

Kate Betteridge, Victoria Brignell and Cllr Patricia Quigley
L-R: Kate Betteridge, Victoria Brignell and Cllr Patricia Quigley of the Disabled People’s Commission enjoying the 2018 Civic Honours award ceremony
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