Save Our Hospitals group at the 2019 H&F Civic Honours event

CIVIC HONOURS: We need your help to find the community heroes of H&F

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Civic awards for outstanding contribution to the life of the borough were given to each of the campaigners from the Save Our Hospitals group in 2019

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

Most dedicated volunteer Emma Faunch
Emma Faunch, a volunteer cook at the Barons Court Project, won the most dedicated volunteer civic honour in 2019

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.

Every year the council celebrates the unsung heroes in our 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 lives,” explained Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

“It might be someone who has given their time selflessly to help people who are sick or lonely, an inspirational neighbour who has campaigned to protect our heritage or the local environment, or someone who has brought the community together to create a project that makes a real difference to local people’s lives. This is the opportunity to publicly recognise their achievements and say thank you!”

Nominate a local legend

To nominate someone, you just fill in a short form. The deadline for nominations is Monday 9 March.

Nominate someone for a Civic Honour

There are eight 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.

Lifetime achievement The Brunswick Club for Young People
Staff from The Brunswick Club for Young People won the lifetime achievement civic honour in 2019

The categories

This year’s Civic Honours categories are:

  • Most dedicated volunteer – a person or group that has selflessly dedicated their time to help their neighbourhood or wider community through organised or informal voluntary work.
  • Bringing people together – a person or organisation that has brought the community together around a shared idea, or helped unite different communities in our borough.
  • Community organiser - someone who has demonstrated inspiring leadership in, for example, running a residents' association, scout group or community fundraising campaign.
  • Acts of compassion – a person or organisation that has shown dedication and selflessness in supporting those who are sick, homeless, lonely or otherwise in need of care and support.
  • Contributions to art, culture or heritage – a person or organisation that has brought new ideas and inspiration to the borough or worked to promote and celebrate our borough’s heritage.
  • Contributions to health and well-being – a person or organisation that has supported the community to improve our quality of life.
  • Improving our environment – a person or organisation that has run a high profile campaign, or achieved real changes in the quality of our local environment.
  • Lifetime achievement – an individual who has given outstanding service to the community over many years.

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 on Thursday 4 June at Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush, where a panel of judges will announce their decisions.

Watch our video of the 2019 Civic Honours awards ceremony.

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