27th February 2023 | News in your area

Runnymede Civic Awards

On Wednesday 22nd February, The Lord-Lieutenant attend the first Runnymede Civic Awards. 

These awards were for people in the Borough who are making a difference, inspiring others, and showing real passion and talent. There were several awards across the categories of community, sports, and arts, and included specific awards for young people.

The Lord-Lieutenant presented the Sports Category Awards:

• Outstanding Sports Personality award – Hannah Russell OBE      

• Young Sportsperson of the Year – Emily Bowles-Trow

• Coach of the Year – Kyle Francis, Runnymede Basketball Club

• Changing Lives Award – Nick & Carol Reeves, Addlestone Canoe Club – Changing Lives   Award

• Club of the Year – Core Judo – Sports Club of the Year

Other winners included:

Egham Rangers – Service to the Community Award – Organisations

Dennis Brown – Service to the Community Award – Individual

Jenny Hill – Service to Runnymede Council Tenants

Oksana Belcher – Volunteer of the Year

HeBrews Café – Volunteer Group of the Year

David Playfoot – Young Volunteer of the Year

Rosie Williams-Taylor – Young Volunteer of the Year

Louise McGarr – Triumph over Adversity Award

Hare Hill Open Space Volunteers – Environmentalist & Climate Change Award

Mary Hammond – Community Writer of the Year

Alex Zhurba – Young Artist of the Year

Lorna Chinyani – Young Performer of the Year

Chertsey Pantomime – Arts Group of the Year

The Lord-Lieutenant said of the evening ‘I was so pleased to attend the Runnymede Civic Awards.  This was the first such event that Runnymede have held.  It was a highly successful evening celebrating the contributions of so many hard-working volunteers’   


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