Published Thursday, 19th September 2019
The shortlist for Sutton's Community Awards 2019 has now been announced.
The awards received more than 200 nominations and a high calibre of entrants which reflect the true breadth of outstanding individuals and groups in the borough.
The awards are open to everyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the borough. Awards are being given out in seven categories that cover outstanding individuals, volunteers, neighbours and community groups.
This year, the awards are being delivered in partnership between Sutton Council, Community Action Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership and Volunteer Centre Sutton.
The awards will celebrate the people who make Sutton a better place to live, work and bring up a family. Shortlisted nominees have been invited to an award ceremony on 9 October 2019, where the winners will be announced.
2019 award shortlist
Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Friend
An individual who works closely with, and is a true advocate for, the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.
Caron Taylor, Roundshaw Housing Community Group
Kimberley Gadd, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Kevin Plicio, Yourspace.sutton
An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer, making a considerable and tangible impact within the community.
Derek Terrell, MAPS Mentoring Advocacy and Peer Support
Patrick Lyons, St Raphaels Hospice
Vicki Ash, Sutton Food Bank
Outstanding Volunteering Group
A group of volunteers that have demonstrated a great team spirit and worked together to support a cause or organisation that would only be possible collectively - this could include a business or staff members who volunteer in their spare time.
Intentional Peer Support Workers, Sutton Mental Health Foundation
Sutton Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations (SFTRA)
Sutton Young Carers Ambassadors
Outstanding Young Person
A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements.
An individual in your neighbourhood who makes people’s lives better by going the extra mile - this could be through caring for those in need, or someone who puts on local community events or projects.
Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year
A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a social enterprise) that has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those they support.
Sutton Women's Centre
Sue Robson Trustee of the Year
An individual who goes above and beyond to support and represent their organisation with passion and enthusiasm and a real drive for success.