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Reward local heroes in Mayor’s Citizenship Awards

16 November 2017

Do you know someone who regularly goes the extra mile for others, is an outstanding charity fundraiser, or has put the local area on the map by achieving something special during 2017?

As the year comes to a close, the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough is asking local residents to put forward their nominations of individuals, groups or businesses who are worthy of a Mayor’s Citizenship Award.

Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Pam Davies said: “This is going to be one of the highlights of my year as Mayor! I cannot wait to uncover the stories of those unsung heroes who are making an impact in our local communities.

“I’m very much looking forward to meeting everyone at the awards event, but first of all I need your help. Please get your nominations in as soon as possible and give these special people the appreciation they deserve.”

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council, the awards are open to people who live in the county borough, as well as local groups and businesses based locally.

Last year’s winners included Stephen Lambert, the founder member of the Bridgend Mini Basketball Association, and Mair Ap Gruffydd, whose charity event ‘Mair’s Walk’ helped to raise thousands towards lung cancer research over ten years.

Kind-hearted volunteers were also recognised, including the organisers of the Cornelly and District Luncheon Club which provides a two-course meal twice a week at the Cornelly Community Centre for older members of the community.

Another award recipient was Mark Williams from the Ogmore Valley who set up the charity ‘Fathers Reaching Out’ in 2011 to offer support for Dads who were experiencing mental health issues.

Five staff from Pil Primary School – Paula Rowlands, Cheryl Jones, Karen Flower-Robbins, Sarah Wallace and Head teacher Neil Pryce – were presented with their Mayor’s Citizenship Award after their swift actions helped to save the life of a ten-year-old pupil who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the foyer of the school.

The deadline for Mayor’s Citizenship Award nominations is Friday 26 January 2018, and the award winners will be honoured at an event hosted by the Mayor at the Civic Offices in Bridgend in March 2018.

Please visit the Mayor’s pages at www.bridgend.gov.uk to download a nomination form and find out more about the awards.

Last Updated: 20/11/2017
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