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Southwark Civic Awards: record number of locals honoured

60 local volunteers and organisations have been honoured in this year's Southwark Civic Awards.

Southwark Civic Awards: record number of locals honoured

Every year the Southwark Civic Association issues an open call for nominations for the awards.

This year's ceremony took place on Saturday at Southwark Cathedral and was presided over by Cllr Sunil Chopra as the final duty of his mayoral year.

Here are some of the SE1 people and groups who received awards:

Mayor's discretionary award

This was awarded to the United St Saviour's Charity, founded in 1541 and reinvigorated in recent years with a much expanded programme of large and small grants for projects in North Southwark.

Lifetime achievement awards

Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Peter Duggan in recognition of his work with the Dickens Fellowship and at St George the Martyr.

Margaret Stenning, a long-serving volunteer at Ronald McDonald House near Guy's Hospital.

Honorary Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Southwark

Grace Idowu, founder of the David Idowu Foundation set up to campaign against gun and knife crime.

Pat Lynch for her active role in the Crosby, Lockyer & Hamilton Tenants' & Residents' Association.

Harvey Sheldon, archaeologist and chair of the Rose Theatre Trust.

Sarah Wheeler, founder of Mental Fight Club and the Dragon Cafe.

Clare Whittlesea for voluntary activity on the Nelson Square Estate.

Tim Wood chair of Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the Bankside Neighbourhood Forum.

Letters of Commendation

Ibrahim Adewusi of the Muslim Association of Nigeria based at the Old Kent Road Mosque.

Revd Fred Annin founder of the Actionplus Foundation which fights stigma about HIV

Marion Marples, pastoral auxiliary at Southwark Cathedral.

David Stephens who initiated the Winchester Palace Garden and Low Line projects.

Russia House Ltd, a local business which has campaigned for recognition for those who served in the Arctic Convoys.

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