Congratulations to all our wonderful winners for 2018!

Volunteer – Cameron Taylor
Charity – St. Catherine’s Hospice
Volunteer Group – Giving Back Crawley
Special Recognition – Renny Richardson
Performing Arts – John Scott Cree
Support Group – Crawley Community Youth Service
Sports – Adam Parker
Education – Lucy Bear
Community Group – Saathi Elderly Ladies Group
Local Hero – Sangita Patel
Inspiration – Ann Dutton
Youth – Finlay Brent
Group Achievement – Worth Way Runners
Fundraiser – Mark Furlong
Culture – Dave Watmore
Achievement – Patrick Nelson
Pride of Crawley – Mary Grace and Barbara Bower

More than 300 nominations were received. Due to the high number of nominations it isn’t possible to contact everyone but we are grateful to those who took the time to nominate.  The judges had a very difficult job selecting a shortlist from so many strong nominations and encourage everyone whose nomination wasn’t shortlisted this year to nominate again in 2019.

Celebrate Crawley’s heroes with the 2018 Crawley Community Awards.

The Crawley Community Awards are organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with The Hawth and The Crawley Observer.  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 third year, the Crawley Community Awards are hugely popular attracting more than three hundred 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 are invited for teams and individuals across sixteen different categories representing everything from volunteering and charities through to education and sports.  You may make as many nominations as you wish in as many categories.  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.

An independent judging panel will consider all nominations in February and shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Presentation Evening at The Hawth on Monday 16thnd April 2018.  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.

The Awards Presentation Evening is always an emotional and humbling evening for everyone lucky enough to be invited to attend so if you know someone who deserves recognition for their efforts or their work in our community, please take a few minutes to complete a nomination.  Click the link to nominate online or email crawleycommunityawards@gmail.com