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Guildford Borough Council : Mayor Celebrates Individuals And Groups Who Have Gone The Extra Mile

Guildford Borough Council : Mayor Celebrates Individuals And Groups Who Have Gone The Extra Mile

Picking up litter, decades of devoted community service, and helping Santa deliver presents. These are just some of the things that 16 individuals and organisations in Guildford have received a Mayor’s Award for.

The Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community celebrates people in the borough who went out of their way to improve the lives of others. It recognises those who fostered good relationships and encouraged positive community spirit.

This year, 11 individuals and five groups received the award. Winners were invited to a formal presentation ceremony on 30 April.

The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Marsha J Moseley, said: “Many, many congratulations to all our fantastic winners of this year’s awards. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate the exceptional people and groups we have in Guildford. All our winners have gone the extra mile. It is right we join with the community to recognise and celebrate their achievements. From raising funds for good causes to supporting young people with sports, the commitment these individuals and groups have made is truly humbling and commendable.

“As always, I am inspired by their stories and during my Mayoral year I have experienced the wonderful sense of community we have across the borough. These awards recognise the tremendous contribution that the winners have made to residents of Guildford”.

Vicky Robinson, from the National Eczema Society, received an award for her effort and commitment over many years including raising awareness and fundraising. Vicky said:

“I am super excited to receive this award and do so on behalf of my fellow members of the National Eczema Society. One in 10 people suffer with eczema. Our local support group is truly a team and we provide information and support to eczema sufferers and their families. Amongst our other activities, we launched the Combined Charites Christmas Fair more than 20 years ago and, with the very generous support of the Mayor, have given numerous charities the opportunity to showcase their work and raise funds. I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved. They all deserve this recognition too.”

The Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community is kindly sponsored by The County Club, High Street, Guildford.

Kevin Lorimer, General Manager of the County Club says: “The Mayor’s Awards are an important event for the Borough, recognising the unseen hard work done in our community.  The County Club is proud to sponsor these awards.”

Wholenotes Community Choir performed at the event. Wholenotes Community Choir started in January 2018 for those with social anxiety, a learning disability and/or autism.

Alison Wrigley, Musical Director of the Wholenotes Choir, said: “Singing at the Mayor’s award ceremony was joyous, uplifting and inspiring. The members all let me know that they were thrilled to be there and so pleased to give back to their community.”

Find out more about The Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community on our website.