The Local Offer Team Congratulate Nominees and Winners of the Hammersmith & Fulham Civic Honours
The Hammersmith & Fulham Civic Honours is a prestigious new awards aiming to shine a light on members of the community who have selflessly helped others and contributed to the borough. The winning individuals were announced on Thursday 1 March at the awards ceremony.
The Hammersmith & Fulham Local Offer team would like to congratulate the following winners and nominees whose work has improved the lives of disabled people. These individuals have been selected from more than 400 entries this year.
- Kamran Mallick (winner of the ‘Celebrating Diversity’ category) has improved the lives of countless disabled people through his work as CEO of Action on Disability, a role he held for 12 years up until May 2017.
- Cathy Maund (winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category) has run Hammersmith Community Gardens Association for 30 years which from small beginnings now works with thousands of local people every year providing education and activities for people of all ages and abilities.
- Auriol Herford (winner of the ‘Contributions to art and culture’ category) runs Kite Studios in Bassein Park Road. A creative hub for pre-school children, children with additional needs, adults, and teenagers.
- Caroline Quist (winner of the ‘Sporting achievements’ category), a head coach at Phoenix Flyers Trampoline Club, which she has run for nine years with inclusive sessions where Disabled and able-bodied children train together in White City.
- Rosie Whitney-Fish (shortlisted for the ‘Contributions to art and culture’ category) is artistic director of DanceWest which welcomes everyone, no matter their experience, age or whether they are disabled or able-bodied, so all can enjoy and benefit from dance.
- Wolfgang Stange (shortlisted for the ‘Contributions to art and culture’ category) is founder of AMICI Dance Theatre Company which works with dancers, performers, and musicians with and without disabilities and has performed across the globe.
- Jodie Clark (shortlisted for the ‘Young people’s achievements’ category) grasped everything Action on Disability’s youth service had to offer taking advantage of every opportunity to show her determination, commitment, resilience, enthusiasm, and growing confidence, including completing the DofE award scheme through to gold and a very successful internship with L'Oréal.
- The H&F Disabled People’s Commissioners (shortlisted for the ‘Celebrating diversity’ category) have led a ground-breaking investigation into how Disabled People can truly shape the decisions that affect their lives. They all gave up their time to provide their unique insights.
- Teresa McGinn (shortlisted for the ‘Celebrating diversity’ category) has helped learning disability charity HF Mencap thrive after joining it 18 years ago. She set up self-advocacy group Safety Net People First and established the My Life Out and About service, the day care service for people with learning disabilities.
- Nandini Ganesh (shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding contribution to life in the borough’ category) runs Parentsactive which supports families with disabled children, creating a support network for them, organising events and activities, and working with them to improve services.
Congratulations once again to all nominees and winners for their work and contribution to the borough. A full list of the winners and shortlisted candidates can be found on Hammersmith & Fulham’s website here.
Pictures from the night courtesy of Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Click here to see all pictures from the night.