Caring Neighbour / Silver Sunday Awards 2013
On Friday 4th October in the Council Chamber, Havering Over 50’s Forum hosted an afternoon of Community Awards to celebrate, recognise and thank those unsung people who are involved in making a difference in the Borough. This involved the established Caring Neighbour Scheme and included Silver Sunday Awards which came at the end of Active Living Week. This Award recognises the contribution people over 50 have made in the Borough. At the end of the presentation ceremony everybody was invited to afternoon tea with the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Linda Trew, and her Consort , Mr Graham Trew, President of the Over 50’s Forum, Councillor Pam Light and VIP’s in attendance.
Winners of the Caring Neighbour Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were :
First Place (Gold) – Gladys Felton
Gladys is 85 years old and has helped her neighbour, doing odd jobs, gardening, keeping in touch and just being there, for many years. It would not be possible for her to live in her own home without Mrs Felton’s care, compassion and help.
Second place (Silver) – Judy Box
Judy helps all her neighbours. She has done Shopping, Washing and Ironing for many of them. Apart from this when one neighbour went into hospital she looked after all the animals, going in to feed them twice a day. She is a good friend and very caring neighbour.
Third place (Bronze – Gordon Palmer
Gordon and his wife call on their neighbour most days, or if not he telephones to make sure everything is okay. He also helps with Shopping, Gardening and odd jobs. A kind and trustworthy neighbour.
There were two new Awards this year and these were :
The Award for helping to safeguard money -Tony Gladman
Tony is a neighbour who is always willing to help, whether gardening, dealing with tradesman or just making a cup of tea. He never says no.
This Award was presented by Len Faram, MBE, Chairman of the Havering Community Police Consultative Group and accepted on Tony’s behalf by Sue McNally.
The Award for Just Being there – Paula Lewis
Paula has looked out for her neighbour, a long-standing friend who, with age, has become unwell. Apart from doing odd jobs around the house and accompanying her to hospital, she has liaised with both her family and doctor to ensure she keeps safe and well. Paula is also a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator.
As Paula was unable to attend this will be presented by Mark Masters of Frank Rivett & Sons at a later date.
The other nominees this year, who all receive a certificate, were:
|Chris BealeJason Benton
|Christine JonesBrian Laws
Mr & Mrs Munns
|Rosalind ReynoldsMaria Ryder
Mr. P. Wesson
Silver Sunday Awards
Certificates were presented to the following by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Linda Trew
David Keeley – Nominated for setting up the local Park Run at Harrow Lodge Park.
Terry Kenney – Nominated for his volunteering with MIND. Nomination has come from Vanessa Bennet CEO of Mind in conjunction with the previous CEO Christine Roffey
Michael & Alison Lyons – Two separate nominations from Kathryn Andrews and Kay Harris – both nominate the Lyons for their voluntary work to clean and clearHarrow Lodge Park and looking after the swans.
Lois Mackie – Nominated by Harold Hill Library’s manager for her volunteering work at the Library.
John Singh – Nominated by Mark Jackson at LBH for various voluntary roles.
Sansar Singh Narwal – Nominated by Parminder Singh for his voluntary work on behalf of the Asian Community and HASWA.
Jock Waters – Nominated for his volunteering. He runs the Harold Hill Old Folks Group. Nominated by Debbie Tuohy at LBH
Barry Wiseman – Nominated for his work setting up Harold Hill Running Club.
Sponsors for the ‘Caring Neighbours’-
Pinney Talfourd Solicitors
Frank Rivett & Sons funeral directors
Age Concern Havering
Police and Community Consultative Group.
London Borough of Havering
Also supported by Queens Theatre