Henley Herald Community Champion Awards

Nominations for the second Henley Herald Community Awards 2019 are now open.  The awards will honour individuals who are making a difference in our community each year – helping to make Henley special.  There will be no judging panel – the public will decide on who the worthy winners of the following awards should be by reading their nominations and voting on line. To nominate, please complete the online form below.

Charity Champion

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Awarded to a person who gives up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause whether that be fundraising or volunteering time, or both.  It is not perhaps about how much money they’ve raised but more about the challenges they’ve overcome.

Heart of Gold Neighbour

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Awarded to an individual who has proved to be an asset to their immediate neighbours. This may be through good deeds done on a regular basis, someone who just brightens a neighbour’s day or an outstanding single act of kindness or courage.

Customer Service Champion

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In memory of Rob Myles-Hooton who died in 2017 (who worked at The Three Horseshoes, The Queen’s Head and the Landlord of The Old Bell pub) who prided himself on giving a warm welcome to all his customers.
Awarded to a business or employee who goes above and beyond to give first class service.

Young Sporting Superstar

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In memory of Simon Priestley who had a real passion and was an all round natural at all sports.  He was a regular team player at Henley Hawks for 18 years, a junior Hawks coach and a keen mountain biker.
Awarded to a young rising sporting star between the age of 11-18 who is excelling in any sport.

Top Teacher

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Awarded to a teacher who shows extraordinary commitment to the positive impact on the lives of local children through their enthusiasm and commitment, both inside and outside the classroom.

Community Champion

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An individual who takes pride and gives service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.

Award Nominee’s Criteria

All nominees must live or work in central Henley-on-Thames or within 3 miles including Shiplake and Harpsden.

Nominees can be any age apart from Young Sporting Superstar (aged 11-18).

The Customer Service Champion must work for a central Henley business but may live outside the town.

Describe your nominee – up to 200 words and give an example to highlight the reason why they should win the award.  These words will be published with the nominee’s name for the public to vote on.

Closing Date for nominations is Thursday 31 October 2019 at 5pm.

Public voting opens on Monday 4 November and closes on 30 November.

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The 2018 winners were:

Charity Champion – Sue Prior from Nomad

Community Champion – Laura Reineke from Henley Music School

Heart of Gold Neighbour – Louise Hastings

Top Teacher – Tim Hopkins from Badgemore

Customer Service Champion – Josette Ofiera – WH Smith

Young Sporting Superstar – Georgina Robinson-Ranger

Awards Party in aid of Riverside Counselling

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The awards will be presented to the winners on Friday 7 February 2020 at an Awards Party at Henley Rugby Club.  The winners will each receive a specially commissioned silver pin badge made by Studio 35 jewellers in Henley and a framed certificate. The party will be raising for money for Riverside Counselling, our charity of the year.  Riverside provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people from the age of 12 who live in Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas. Their counsellors are all highly trained, committed practitioners.

Community Champion Awards Nomination Form

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