Well done to all our local heroes

April 02 2020

UNSUNG heroes from across South Gloucestershire were presented with a 2020 Chair’s Community Award.

Well done to all our local heroes
The Chair's Community Award winners with certificates, presented by Brian Allison and Sara-Jane Watkins

The annual honours are held to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that local unpaid volunteers make to life in the district, by giving up their time to help others.

The event was held at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE campus and certificates were presented by the chair of South Gloucestershire Council Brian Allinson and the college’s principal Sara-Jane Watkins.

Among the winners was Roger Humphries, who was said to always go the extra mile in his role as a volunteer driver with Kingswood Community Transport.

Councillor Allinson said: “The people here are stars of South Gloucestershire and it is a pleasure to be able to recognise them for their dedication and community spirit.

“They embody everything that is positive about our local communities with their selfless contributions and I’d like to thank them personally, and on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council for helping to make South Gloucestershire the wonderful place it is.

“It is extremely uplifting and encouraging; one of the highlights of my role is to be able to honour our award winners here this evening.”

Sara-Jane Watkins said: “SGS College are proud to sponsor and host the inspirational South Gloucestershire Community Awards and celebrate the superb work of some truly outstanding community volunteers across our region.”

The evening also featured students from the Level 3 Musical Theatre group, based at WISE campus of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, perform songs from Les Miserables.