HUNDREDS gathered at Winchester Guildhall for the annual Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.

More than 100 certificates were presented by Councillor Angela Clear, Mayor of Winchester.

Among those recognised at the event on Thursday, March 7 were Micheldever Community Lunch Club, Blue Apple Theatre, 1st Wickham Scout Group, 1st Bishop’s Waltham Scout leaders, Whiteley Wanderers football team, Winchester Bereavement Support, South Wonston Sustainability, Bishop’s Waltham on-call firefighters Adrian, Andrew and Brian, Winchester District Citizen’s Advice, Yannis and Gary from Idverde, Sarah Lewin from Key Changes music therapy, Winchester Beacon volunteers and Tamsyn Warde, who works with Trinity Winchester. 

Szilard Csaki, a local Stagecoach bus driver, was nominated for his consistently cheerful and friendly manner. His nomination read: “There are many community heroes that make life that little bit better for so many in the community with the small kindnesses that they perform day in, day out."

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Miranda Rocksmith, of Rocket Launch PR, was nominated for her work on the Tinathon fundraising campaign in memory of local marathon runner Tina Jury, who lost her life to cancer.

Miranda said: “I was proud to attend this joyous event and receive a Mayor of Winchester Community Award on behalf of all those who have helped organise and participate in Tinathon.

"We have raised a staggering £50,000 for Winchester Hospice and Wessex Cancer Support over the last five years in honour of a great friend.”

Cllr Angela Clear said: “It was my very great pleasure to meet many unsung heroes and organisations from our district at this year’s Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards, and I was so impressed by their efforts and hard work in their local communities. 

“I send my congratulations to all of those who were nominated. Thank you for making such a positive difference to other people’s lives in Winchester.”