On Saturday 11th September 2021 we held our 5th Big Local Community Volunteer Awards ceremony celebrating our volunteers who supported our Covid-19 foodbank programme last year during the pandemic. Together they picked, packed and delivered over 2,500 meals serving our local community. Big thanks to all our incredible volunteers and community partners and also Mayor of Hounslow Bishnu Gurung for attending and giving out the awards.
We congratulated Nafeesa Nisar on winning our Mayor of Heston Award for her work on the Redwood Allotment and Foodbank, Sharanjit Kaur and Jane Coker on receiving our Brian Clark Community Leadership Awards for their terrific and outstanding voluntary contribution during the pandemic. Lois Oflaherty won our Big Local Newcomer Award and our Chair Alan Fraser received the Long Service Recognition Award. Tarek Mrad won the Big Local Community Project Award for the development of the Podcast Show, Serena Lola and Anjali Parmar was recognised for their contribution in creating the Maria Pedro documentary and David Thurman, Jit Likka and Harry Parmer were thanked for their excellent support in serving our Big Local board over the years.
We would like to give a massive thanks to all our supporters, volunteers and community partners for their brilliant effort and support during the pandemic including Cranford Community College, Heston Royal British Legion and Keep Britain Tidy. Thanks also to Hayes Trophy & Engraving Centre for supplying the awards, Bantu Arts for the live music performance, Rhys Jones for the photography and Blaise Singh and Arfhan Razak for filming.
If you would like to get involved and volunteer please do get in touch or visit https://www.hestonwest.org/volunteer
We look forward to inviting you all to our next Big Local Community Awards at the launch of our Big Local Community Garden and Café next summer so watch this space!