West Berkshire Community Champion Awards 2022 Winners

West Berkshire Council’s Community Champion Awards are a brilliant opportunity to say thank you to people who have done something special for the local community and will honour individuals and community groups who have gone above and beyond to support others throughout West Berkshire this past year.

The judges were impressed with the quality of nominations. As a result, there were several Highly Commended nominees in the Volunteer of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Lifetime Achievement categories. The awards were given out by West Berkshire Council Chairman, Cllr Rick Jones, on Monday 6 February to:

  • Junior Citizen of the Year: Swara Dasarwar
  • Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Johnson (Highly Commended: Claire Jones, Nicola Swan)
  • Community Group of the Year: Purley Sustainability Group (Highly Commended: Phoenix Lacrosse Club, Cold Ash FC)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Warner (Highly Commended: Rita Curran & Robin Strapp)

See here for more details of 2022 winners.

Past winners include:

  • Cara Herman who helped set up ‘All Yours Period Box’ and helped raise over £27,000 towards period poverty;
  • Mortimer Lunch Club which provides somewhere for older residents to meet and socialise to combat isolation and loneliness
  • Trevor Goodall, who following the death of his prematurely born twins in 1995, worked for his charity ‘New Life’ to raise over £1,000,000 over the last 25 years for specialist equipment, to increase survival for premature and seriously ill babies.



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