Sutton’s Community Awards 2021 winners announced

The awards were live streamed on Wednesday 23 February across social media, hosted by comedian and actor Tim Vine. 

Over 150 nominations were submitted across ten categories and finalists shared stories about their work in the community via video. The awards were delivered in partnership between Sutton Council, Sutton Housing Partnership, Community Action Sutton and Volunteer Centre Sutton. The nominations were judged by an independent panel of volunteers, children and young people (with chaperones) and members of various resident associations and community groups.

Streamed across Sutton Council’s YouTube and Facebook channels, the ceremony can now be rewatched in full on the Council’s YouTube channel.

Finalists will all receive a certificate and in addition winners will receive a trophy and a prize. A special thank you goes to Sutton United FC, Sutton Library, David Lloyd Cheam, Everyone Active Sutton, Maggie's Diner and Fats & Franks Kitchen for their fantastic donations.

This year’s winners:

  • Outstanding Community Champion Award - Andrew Ritchie 

  • The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award - The Grange After School Club & Mercedes Scott (joint-winners)

  • The Environmental Champion Award - Andrea Eckhardt-Smith

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award - Peter Struik

  • Outstanding Volunteering Group Award - Nonsuch Covid Marshalls   

  • Outstanding Young Person Award - Daisy Briggs

  • Outstanding Voluntary & Community Sector Organisation of the Year Award - Maggie’s

  • Sue Robson Trustee of the Year Award - Neil Frater, Community Action Sutton

  • The Innovator of the Year Award - Digital Paths Project - Sutton Mencap

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award - Barbara Watts, accepted by Rob Watts

Tim Vine shared his thoughts on the awards:

"As a local boy, it gives me immense pride to present an awards ceremony that showcases the fantastic, selfless community work taking place in the borough. 

Congratulations to all of the nominees, finalists and winners for everything you have done over the last 12 months!”

You can rewatch this week’s award ceremony on YouTube.

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