TEST Valley volunteers were recently honoured at an awards evening in Romsey. 

Crosfield Hall hosted the event on June 12 for unsung heroes making a difference behind the scenes. 

The crowd was entertained by three speakers: David Vane from Romsey Beggars Fair, Gillian Wilkins from Baby Necessities and volunteer driver Jonathan Howells.

The organisers thanked Test Valley deputy mayor Linda Lashbrook and Unity chair of trustees Dorothy Baverstock for presenting the awards.

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Citizens Advice were recognised (Image: Contributed)

The winners and runners-up were: Team of the Year winner The Andover Mind wellbeing volunteers, runners-up The Citizens Advice Test Valley volunteer team. 

Volunteer of the Year winner Michael Parker, a community champion who has worked tirelessly with Rooting for Andover Poppy Community Garden, runner-up Ash Foley, whose dedication extends to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary Police Cadets and young carers.

Unsung Hero winner Mike Tudball, recognised for his invaluable work with Test Valley Health Walks, runner-up Tony Lowry, who dedicates his time to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary Humane Animal Dispatch team.