The shortlist of inspirational local people nominated for a prestigious H&F Civic Honours award has been revealed.
These 27 finalists are members of the local community who continue to make an incredible contribution to H&F.
Now in their second year, the H&F Civic Honours are the council’s way of recognising the people who lead fantastic efforts to improve life in Hammersmith & Fulham.
“We want to make sure we give people doing great things in our community the credit and gratitude they deserve,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham. “Which is what the H&F Civic Honours are all about.
“And when you read all the nominations it just really hits home how much is going on to support and inspire people every day.”
The finalists have been invited to a gala awards ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday 12 June.
The H&F Civic Honours were launched last year, and are now held annually to celebrate the bravery, compassion, dedication, kindness and ingenuity of our incredible community.
Most dedicated volunteer
- Dian George, a Community Champion for Team White City
- Jo Cohen Jones, community panel member for H&F Youth Offending Service
- Emma Faunch, volunteer cook at the Barons Court Project
Contributions to art, culture or heritage
- Melanie Whitlock, vice chair of the Hammersmith Society
- Actor and author Janet Ellis
- Trea Owens, chair of HF ArtsFest
- Taekwondo athlete Fatima Lahmouddi, who represents London in tournaments at national level
- Ahmadou Seye, football coach at Jolof Sports
- Phoenix Flyers trampoline club
Acts of compassion
- Angela Mooney, manager of Rivercourt short breaks service
- Sebastian Jackson, services manager at the Old Theatre Hostel
- Hollie Hartley, who runs the REWIND and START programmes at the Lyric Hammersmith
Improving our environment
- Jason Eker, joint chairman of the Friends of Brook Green
- Wendell Park Gardening Friends
- Francois Jordaan of Twynholm Tenants’ and Residents’ Association
- Julie Cavanagh, manager of SEAPIA (Sands End Associated Projects in Action)
- Sahel Yusuf Ali, advocate for the Somali community
- Annabel Cottrell, chair of the Harbledown Road Residents' Association
- Jane Wilmot, disability advocate
- The Brunswick Club in Haldane Road, Fulham
- Wolfgang Stange, founder of the Amici Dance Theatre Company
Bringing people together
- Liban Muse, founder of the Lido Foundation
- West London Welcome
- Andy Sharpe, CEO of the Urban Partnership Group
Contributions to health and wellbeing
- Robert Howell, volunteer at Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank
- Tina Mayers, CEO of Shepherds Bush Families’ Project
The overall winners in each category of the Hammersmith & Fulham Civic Honours: For Contribution to Civic Life will be announced on the night. All the winners will be announced on Twitter on the night – tune in to @LBHF from 8pm.
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