West Berkshire 2020 Community Champions announced

West Berkshire Council have announced the winners of the 2020 Community Champion awards.

Here are the award winners, which are announced by Cllr Graham Pask, Chairman of the council, in the YouTube video below:

Non-Covid categories

The Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year

The Junior Citizen Award has been awarded since 2001 and was renamed in 2014 after Mrs Pat Eastop MBE who had played a significant role from its inception.

Winner – Louis De Chazal, age 10, nominated by Mr Adrian Foster-Fletcher, Mrs Denise Herrington and Mrs Julie-Anne Stuart

Volunteer of the Year 2020 – supported by Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Winner – Lin Jenkins, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Reading and West Berkshire, nominated by Helen Varley, Katie Cooper, Kerrie Newton and Jill Gaisford, and a friend.

Community Group of the Year 2020

Winner – St Nic’s Gardening Group at the WBCH (West Berkshire Community Hospital), nominated by Christine Stockwell

Lifetime Achievement 2020

Winner – Janet Hopkins, nominated by Stephanie Holland

Covid Response Categories

The Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year

Winner – Poppy Mortonage 13, nominated by the volunteers of Kintbury Volunteer Group and Kintbury Parish Council and Susie Aromando

Volunteer of the Year 2020

This year the council named two winners of this award category:

Claire Bird, nominated by Councillor Jeff Brooks and Shelley Bowdery, nominated by Mark Birtwistle and Councillor Carolyne Culver

Community Group of the Year 2020 – supported by the Greenham Trust

Winner – Covid Food and Supplies Group of Loose Ends, nominated by Karen Swaffield and Sally-Ann Jay

Details of these winners plus highly commended individuals and groups and “Big Thank yous” can be accessed by clicking on this link:

https://info.westberks.gov.uk/awardwinners