H&F Civic Honour winner Daphine Aikens

Finalists announced for this year’s H&F Civic Honours

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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

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.

Cathy Maund, director of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, receives her Civic Honour
Director of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association Cathy Maund (centre) wins the 2018 lifetime achievement award, pictured with Kim Smith (left), H&F Council Chief Executive and Cllr Sue Fennimore (right)

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.

Finalists revealed

Most dedicated volunteer

Contributions to art, culture or heritage

Sporting achievements

  • 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

Improving our environment

Community organiser

  • 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

Lifetime achievement

Bringing people together

Contributions to health and wellbeing

Big night

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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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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