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.
The Customer Service Champion must work for a central Henley business but may live outside the town.
Describe your nominee – up to 100 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 29 October 2020 at 5pm.
Public voting opens on Monday 2 November and closes on 30 November.
Previous winners were:
Charity Champion – Sue Prior from Nomad (2018) Hilary Arthur from Riverside Counselling (2019)
Community Champion – Laura Reineke from Henley Music School (2018) and Keith Whiting (2019)
Heart of Gold Neighbour – Louise Hastings (2018) and Brian Dix (2019)
Top Teacher – Tim Hopkins from Badgemore (2018) and Luke Harding from Gillotts (2019)
Customer Service Champion – Josette Ofiera – WH Smith (2018) and Lin from Sainsburys (2019)
Young Sporting Superstar – Georgina Robinson-Ranger for Rowing (2018) and Olivia Belcher for Gymnastics (2019)
Awards Party in aid of Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire
Sponsored by ManningUK Insurance
We hope that we will present the awards to the winners on Friday 5 February 2021 at an Awards Party at Henley Rugby Club. Other arrangements will be made if we are unable to. 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 Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire, our charity of the year. Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire are Oxfordshire’s lowland search and rescue team who are available 24 hours a day to support Thames Valley Police and the other emergency services in and around Oxfordshire. The team are primarily tasked with searching for vulnerable missing people including missing children, people with dementia and those in need of mental health support and are called out on average over 70 times a year. The team are also available to support Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and the Local Resilience Forum during flooding and extreme weather events. The charity consists of around 80 volunteers trained to a national standard and are funded entirely by voluntary donations. Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire are proud members of Lowland Rescue, one of the UK Search and Rescue governing bodies, and were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2019.