High Sheriff recognises Warwickshire residents who make a difference - The Leamington Observer

High Sheriff recognises Warwickshire residents who make a difference

Leamington Editorial 9th Apr, 2023   0

PEOPLE who help make Warwickshire a better place to live have been recognised.

David Kelham, Warwickshire’s High Sheriff, held a special event at the Old Shire Hall in Warwick to thank 34 individuals and organisations, nominated by the public, dedicated to improving life in the county and beyond.

Mr Kelham, reflecting on the awards and his tenure as High Sheriff, said: “The number of wonderful people -paid public servants or volunteers – who do so much to keep Warwickshire working is awe inspiring.

“No matter how much time I spent out and about, I have been conscious from the beginning that I could not possibly meet or thank all who go above and beyond and so I asked for nominations from the public, through the High Sheriff Website and from organisations as I went around and have been stunned with the response. This is a chance to say thank you to as many people as I could with a High Sheriff Award certificate.”

Those recognised were:

Mohamed Sahib, Nuneaton – Invaluable community work

John Ison, Bedworth – Working in the Nook, Bedworth and the community

Alex Pearson, Leamington – from Morrisons supporting grassroots

Susan Verne, Leamington – Grassroots work with women

Ian Malins, Search & Rescue – Dedication and work with WARKSAR

Mandy Littlejohn – Tireless work in keeping Warwick beautiful

Unlocking Warwick – Community interest group providing engagement and entertainment

Susan Watkins – Community work, food parcels, environment

Back & 4th Community Transport Volunteers – Volunteer drivers

Alison Insley – Volunteer firefighter

Helen Aris – Supporting Ukraine visitors

Elizabeth McKenna – Community champions Wellesbourne Div

Heather and Paul Dowler –Community champions Wellesbourne Div

Sue Chambers – Volunteer assisting bereaved people

Rebecca Thomas, Rugby – Youth Worker at Bradby Club

Gill Fletcher, Warwick – Work with young students from WAG

Barbara Jean Scott – Volunteer at Warwickshire Magistrates

Kay Greene – A pivotal role in the development and advancement of community palliative and end of life services throughout Warwickshire

Robert Satchwell – Cadet Youth leader at Bedworth

James Walker – Regimental Sergeant unwavering support for Warwick Remembrance Parade

Jeff Worthington, Warwick – Peer support at Veterans Contact Point

Dr Townsend – Unwavering commitment to the community

Kristy Marshall – Community development worker

WWF Volunteers, Rugby –The volunteers are the lifeblood of the trust

Alyn Peach, Bedworth – Caretaker for Race Leys infant school and reading volunteer for vulnterable children

Nigel Shanahan, Leamington – Founder and Funder Make Good Grow – supports charities and community groups

Trevor and Lindsey Langley –Community work in Warwickshire – scouts, community cafe

Sheena Jones, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Coleshill, Stratford – Officiated at thousands of ceremonies

Paula Thompson, Nuneaton – Local welfare team helping thousands of residents

Barnaby Briggs – Dedicated fire officer serving communities

Stuart Palmer – Chief archaeologist who discovered a major rescue of medieval village in Burton Dassett

Josh Turner, Warwick School – Fundraised for various charities bought two ambulances for Ukraine

Debbie Woodliffe, Stratford – Community work with Meon Vale

Dharma Raj Rai, Nuneaton – Work with Gurkha British Veterans



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