Selfless volunteers’ work celebrated at Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards

A man who has raised thousands of pounds for Parkinson’s and cancer charities and a woman who carries out shopping for sick neighbours were among the selfless residents recognised at the annual Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.

Dan Conroy has turned his passion for running into significant funds for multiple charities. Last year Dan completed the 50 mile “Race to the King”.

Jennifer Mallett goes the extra mile, and provides support wherever she can, shopping for neighbours who may be unwell and taking them to hospital for appointments.

Also among the honoured nominees was Michael Thomas, a community safety whose work in Bishop’s Waltham with young people has made a real difference in the community.

Husband and wife team, Heather and Brian Oswald were both nominated for their work with the Wickham Community Care Group, for driving residents to medical and social appointments.

Jan Ernest was also nominated for her tireless work for Home-Start Hampshire.

Now in its 11th year, the popular event held at Winchester Science Centre was attended by more than 200 community minded people.

Cllr Frank Pearson, Mayor of Winchester said:

“These awards celebrate those who go above and beyond to undertake tremendous work across the whole district on behalf of their fellow citizens.”

“It is this selfless activity that improves the lives of many residents and makes the district such a wonderful place in which to live.”