A MAN who has raised thousands of pounds for Parkinson’s and cancer charities and a woman who does shopping for sick neighbours were among the residents recognised at the annual Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.

Now in its 11th year, the annual celebration was held at Winchester Science Centre and was attended by more than 200 people.

Among those to be recognised for their community work in Winchester was Dan Conroy, who has turned his passion for running into significant funds for multiple charities. Last year Dan completed the 50-mile “Race to the King”.

Also among the honoured nominees was Michael Thomas, a community safety whose work in Bishop’s Waltham with young people has made a real difference in the community.

Husband and wife team, Heather and Brian Oswald were both nominated for their work with the Wickham Community Care Group, for driving residents to medical and social appointments.

Jennifer Mallett was also recognised for going the extra mile by shopping for neighbours who may be unwell and taking them to hospital for appointments.

Speaking after the ceremony mayor Cllr Frank Pearson said: “These awards celebrate those who go above and beyond to undertake tremendous work across the whole district on behalf of their fellow citizens. It is this selfless activity that improves the lives of many residents and makes the district such a wonderful place in which to live.”

The full list of winners:

Michael Arthur and David Killeen

Tom Ashbee

Andrew Beadle

Pauline Cooke

Martin Chapman

Becky Brown

Dan Conroy

Sue Falconer

Monica Gill

Clive Hancock

Jan Jarvie

Sue Lane

Jennifer Mallett

Meon Valley Community Bus Association

Heather Oswald

Brian Oswald

David Picton-Jones

Penny Rowlinson

Sparsholt Village Shop Association

Louise Todino

Waltham Chase Village Hall Committee

Martin Ashford

Phil Doughty

Tania Smith

Jacqui Squire

Maria Welsh

Winchester Hub

Simran Dhanjal

Daniel Usher-Barrass

Lydia Green

Tom Andrew-Power

Crawford Wright

Chris Arnold

Alan Darlington

Maureen Thornton

Bishop’s Waltham Cricket Club

Denmead Dibbers

Patsy Eade

Peter Locke

Di Threfall

Amanda Cawood

Caroline and Richard York

Alan Inder

Margaret Mason

Meon Valley Heart Start

Michael Thomas

Maggie Crooks

Twyford’s Graze Festival

Oliver Gray

Roger Walker

Nick Seagrave

Tim Smith

Rosemary Crane

Gillian Dirks

Jan Ernest

Chris Hiron

Gloria Jarrett

Charlie McCarthy, Valerie Tebby

Amanda Wollam and Cheryl Young