Over forty finalists for Thurrock Civic Awards 2018

Civic Awards

MORE than 100 nominations for the 2018 Thurrock Civic Awards have been received.

42 finalists from nominations made across the nine categories have been shortlisted and revealed ahead of next month’s black tie event.

Thurrock Civic Awards acknowledges those who have made a special contribution to our borough and some of the categories included sports, volunteering and the environment.

Local people and organisations who have dedicated their time and efforts to make a positive contribution to the borough will be celebrated. Previous winners include Demus Lee who won the very special Mayor’s award for lifetime achievement for his constant campaigning, contribution and dedication to the borough. Demus has also been part of the judging panel this year.

The awards are sponsored by organisations and businesses located or connected to Thurrock. The council are excited that Rockfire Capital Limited has agreed to be this year’s main sponsor.

Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Tunde Ojetola said: “This is a great way to celebrate our fantastic local people – congratulations to all the Civic Awards 2018 nominees and finalists.

“This is a great achievement and the number of nominations shows the vast amount of support received to help acknowledge those who may otherwise have gone unrewarded”.

The event will be held on Friday 23 February at The Civic Hall and hosted by Danny Crates – Orsett-born, former Paralympic European and World Champion.

2018 award finalists
Shortlisted nominees for the 2018 Civic Awards are listed below. The awards ceremony will take place at the Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU on Friday 23 February.

Mayor’s award for Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored by Port of Tilbury

Sue Gray
Len Orpin
Philip Taynton
Damien Walters
Susan Wilsdon

Stronger Together Community award

Sponsored by Stronger Together Partnership

Qaisar Abbas
George Abbott
Loraine Coleman
Samantha Kahn and Nicola Walker – National Autistic Society, Thurrock
Prince’s Trust

Creative Excellence award

Sponsored by Thurrock Gazette

Daryl Branch
Karen Glazzard
Nadine Herrett
Dianne Lee
Jane Lock
Sporting Achievement award

Sponsored by Love Grays

Jean Jones
Jenny Hurley
Zachary Morrison
Thameside Primary School PE Team
Thurrock Swimming Club

Environmental Champion award

Raymond Cossington
Madstone Ltd
Geoff Stringfellow

Young Achiever award

Sponsored by HW Wilson Ltd

Lucy Boatman
Courtney-Lee Collins
Daisy Kirby
Francesca McEwen
Jordhi Nullatamby

Business in the Community award

Sponsored by Amazon

Sara Lewis and Jacki Milne – Cedar Hall Clinic
Peter Wiffen – HW Wilson Ltd
Hana Gunfield – intu Lakeside
Madstone Ltd
TIME – Therapy In Musical Expression

Healthy Living award

Sponsored by Procter and Gamble

Folake Afelumo
Vanessa Papworth for Chafford 100 Running Group
Peter Eates and Elizabeth Cox
Jackie Hansen
Trevor Rawson

Rachel Middleton award

Patricia Carroll
Vivienne Crouch
Ian Evans
Katie Yoxall-Davies

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