2019 Civic Award Winners
Peter Cragg - recognised for many years of community work across multiple organisations, including Victim Support, Friern Barnet Voluntary Care for the Elderly and Age Concern Barnet.
Olive Dawes - served lunch for two days a week for Homeless Action at their North Finchley premises for the last 14 years. She also works for Street Pastors and Rail Pastors, helping people in times of crisis, and even fosters pets for people who are in hospital through The Cinnamon Trust.
John Barry Russell - recognised for his dedication to the Finchley Sea Cadets since the young age of 11, recently helping them restore their unit in Finchley Central’s Long Lane.
Outstanding service to the community
Rosa Croci - volunteered for 17 years at the Royal Free Hospital, for four years at Barnet Hospital and previously volunteered for nine years at Colindale Police Station
Reverend Peter Liddelow - recognised for his 50 years of preaching at Christ Church, Whetstone.
Jocelyn McAuliffe - praised for her volunteering at East Barnet Library and South Friern Library, where she runs weekly Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Read & Rhyme sessions.
Reverend Helen Shannon - Rev Helen’s good deeds include helping run a food bank, and helping organise a rest centre after a fire that led to 60 residents being evacuated from the Grange Estate.
Maxine Weber - helps maintain her local churchyard and finds homes for abandoned pets through Cats Protection
The Clitterhouse Farm Project - is credited with securing a positive focal point for the community – with a volunteer-run café and plans for three affordable workshops for creative professionals.
Barnet young citizens award
SOS – Stamp Out Stigma Mental Health Team Hendon School - The team’s achievements include securing £10,000 to train Mental Health First Aiders for every school in Barnet and collectively completing more than 3,000 hours of volunteering in a year.
2020 Civic Award Nominations will open in October 2019