DO you know someone who goes the extra mile to help others in the community?

It’s the time of year when Hillingdon Council calls on residents to nominate people or organisations who give their time and effort to help make the borough a better place by putting them forward for a Hillingdon Community Award. 

Nominations for the 2024 awards, now in their third year, opened this week. 

Any exceptional acts of kindness – whether it’s enabling people to keep fit and active, helping keep the borough tidy, or supporting someone in need – help make Hillingdon special. Put forward any person or group of people who you think fits the bill.  

Winners will be presented with their awards at the Civic Centre by council leader Ian Edwards, the Mayor, Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, and chief executive Tony Zaman. 

Among last year’s winners was scout leader Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson who was given the event’s top honour, the Civic Medal, for her lifetime commitment to helping and supporting young people.  

Scooping gold in the Bravery Award category last year, was then 12-year-old Nawal Rafi, whose quick actions saved her father’s life after she realised he was having a stroke. 

Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson said: “These awards provide an opportunity to show people how much they are valued.”

Cllr Edwards, said: “These awards continue to highlight the incredible levels of commitment and compassion being shown by those volunteering their time in communities. 

“To not shine a light on these extraordinary residents would be remiss as they are the very fabric of our borough.”

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