With just under a week to go to the Mayor’s Civic Awards, Croydon is getting ready to celebrate the selfless work of local people, community groups and businesses who go that extra mile to help others.
Those inspirational teams and individuals will be recognised at a glittering awards’ ceremony on Wednesday 17 October.
A total of 175 nominations were received this year, with 29 finalists vying for 11 awards.
The categories are:
• Volunteer of the Year
• Voluntary Group of the Year
• Young Achiever of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care award
• Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
• Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride
• Good Neighbour award
• Business in the Community
• Fairer Croydon
• Stronger Together
More information on the finalists can be found at www.croydon.gov.uk/civicawards
The Mayor’s Lifetime Contribution Award will be presented on the night to someone who has devoted many years of outstanding service to the local community and made an exceptional contribution to the borough.
“These awards are a chance to celebrate our community heroes who live and work all across our borough – the volunteers, community groups, local partners and businesses who are dedicated to making Croydon a better place and improving the lives of those who live, work and visit here.
“It is important we recognise them and say thank you for all the work they do.”
Councillor Bernadette Khan, Mayor of Croydon