Support Group : Refugees Welcome – Crawley

Local Hero : Jane Green, Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Community Group : CanDo@K2

Culture : Crawley Museum

Sports Team : Hawth Gymnastics Senior Men

Sports Person : Peter Bennett, Crawley Athletics Club

Special Recognition : Christopher Oakley & Stuart Adesilu

Performing Arts : Wimbledon Palais Ukulele Band

Education: Anne Woodburn, Bewbush Academy

Charity : Greenaway Residential Foundation

Volunteer : Dennis Murray, St. Catherine’s Hospice

Volunteer Group : Young Leaders, Oriel Youth Club

Pride of Crawley : Gareth Southgate, England Football Manager

Achievement : Marilyn Drury, The Olive Tree, Crawley Hospital

Group Achievement : Young Crawley

Inspiration : Ben Hulme, Bootcamps

Fundraising : The Mark Lay Foundation

The Crawley Community Awards are organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with The Hawth and The Crawley Observer and supported by Headline Sponsor London Gatwick Airport.  The awards recognise and reward people who live, work, volunteer or study in the Crawley District who give up their time, talents and skills to help and support others in their community and those who have trained, worked and put all their efforts into making real achievements.

Now in their fourth year, the Crawley Community Awards are hugely popular attracting hundreds of nominations each year.  This is a clear reflection of the wonderful community spirit that exists in Crawley and the appreciation that local people have for those who go the extra mile to make a difference to their community.

Nominations were invited for teams and individuals across sixteen different categories representing everything from volunteering and charities through to education and sports.  Nominators do not need to live in the Crawley District but nominees must either live, work, volunteer or study within the district or provide a service open to Crawley residents outside the immediate area.

Shortlisted nominees are invited to attend the Awards Presentation Evening at The Hawth on Wednesday 6th March.  Winners will be presented with a trophy and framed certificate. Tickets are free of charge.  Photographs of the winner’s award presentations will be emailed to all winners and nominators free of charge.  The bar at the Hawth will remain open after the event with soft drinks and finger food provided for audience members with the compliments of The Hawth.

A two-page picture special will appear in the Crawley Observer on 13th March.

Should you have any questions please email crawleycommunityawards@gmail.com