Love Local Heroes

Our Love Local Heroes celebrate the vital contribution local people and organisations make to our community. We invited nominations and here are the winners from the awards evening. Each story show the ways local people are changing lives and making a positive impact. 

The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Mercy Umeh, presented the awards and said:"It is wonderful to celebrate our local unsung heroes and hear all their inspiring stories. I thank SBHG for this opportunity to recognise what others are doing in our local community.”  

 

  1. Colin Cramp

    Colin Cramp, who was nominated by his wife, Margaret. Colin donated his kidney to Patsy Richardson, a member of his local church, St Paul's Hammersmith, which changed her life. Colin said:"For me community is about inclusiveness." 

  2. Bruce Marquart

    Bruce founded City Harvest London, which distributes surplus food to people who need it most. Laura Winningham nominated Bruce and said:"With his kindness and respect for all people, despite their circumstances, Bruce has improved thousands of lives." 

  3. Zainab Reddy

    Zainab Reddy has volunteered for the charity Beanstalk for over 17 years and provides reading support to children at Northolt Viking Primary School. On winning the Love Local Hero Award Zainab said:“I will treasure this award for a lifetime. I dedicate it to my parents and four daughters. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

  4. Henry Breslin

    Our resident, Henry Breslin, volunteers at Barons Court Project. He provides IT support and training to the homeless and people with mental health issues. Henry said:"I support clients to develop and boost their confidence."

  5. Roz Hayward-Butt

    Roz works with Animal Welfare Hounslow rescuing abandoned or neglected animals. She works closely with local vets and organisations to find the animals foster homes.

Total results: 5
  1. Anne-Marie Carroll-Porter

    When a man had a heart attack in Fulham, Ann-Marie used her first aid and CPR skills to save his life. Anne-Marie said:"My community means a lot to me. Without community you can feel isolated."

  2. Mari Davies

    Mari is a retired teacher who volunteers for Mary's Living & Giving shop in Chiswick for Save the Children. She is described as "dedicated, loyal and very generous" by those she works with.

  3. Marie Green

    Marie is passionate about helping homeless people in Hammersmith & Fulham. She works for Glass Door and runs homeless shelters in local churches in her free time.

  4. Jamie Hoult and Alan Thoroughgood - Play Days Parties

    Jamie Hoult and Alan Thoroughgood were nominated as individuals and with their team for the work Play Days Parties do. They visit children in hospital, dressed up in animal costumes to entertain the young patients. They also support many local charities and children's fundraising events.

  5. Mariette Wilkins

    Mariette Wilkins, a member of St Paul's Church Hammersmith, volunteers for Hounslow Age UK after retiring from her nursing career.

Total results: 5

Meet our Local Heroes

Meet our Local Heroes

Love Local Heroes judges

SBHA chair Russell Caller said:"At a time when our society has so many divisions it is a joy to celebrate all the men and women of west London who have "gone the extra mile" to make the lives of others better and show how important our community is to all of us.  Love Local Bee

Catherine Perez-Phillips from Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre said:"All of the Local Heroes exhibited special qualities.Their contribution is vital to the health and wellbeing of our local communities. They provide the social glue that makes our community such a great place to live."