Composite of pictures of Community Stars voted for by Soha residents
Soha Housing’s tenants spread the love – and thanks – across Oxfordshire yesterday evening.
The cue was the AGM of the Members’ Forum at which awards were given (virtually) to those people and organisations who had made a difference in neighbourhoods over the last year.
The Community Stars were nominated by tenants across Soha’s communities. Five categories ranged from very personal thanks extended to those who tenants regarded as “best neighbours”, through to special awards for groups or individuals who had dropped everything to help in their community during lockdown.
Space allows only some of the recipients to be pictured but you can see a film of the awards here (opens in youtube.com)
Awards were presented to
Best neighbours: Barry Clarkson - Wheatley; Howard Webb - Cholsey; Georgie Hall Gibson - Henley; Sue & Lee Simpson - North Moreton
Covid-19 Champions: Claire Hughes - Didcot; Sharon Bond - Wheatley; David Eggleton - Henley; Mark Gray - Cholsey; Berinsfield Volunteer and Information Centre; Lee Bishop - Berinsfield; Jane Murphy - Berinsfield; Sharon and Gavin Caple - Binfield Heath; Amanda Jennings - Binfield Heath; Rev Kevin Beer - Crowmarsh Gifford
Made a difference in the community: Andy Baker - Didcot; Dreena Barnard-Lloyd and David Lloyd - Wheatley; Joan Mckinley - Thame; Kay Sentance - ; Keith Hammant - Henley; Lee Bishop - Henley; David Peedle - Cholsey; Pat Purver -Henley; Neelam Rutti - Henley; Paula Issac - Henley; Jonathan (Boe) Mileham - Wallingford; the Harwell Helpers; the Chilton Mutual Aid Group; Gillian Sykes - Woodcote
Unsung Hero: Michael Sterling - Shiplake; Dreena Barnard-Lloyd and David Lloyd - Wheatley; David Everiss - Thame; Paul Chandler - Cholsey; Kim Banner - Berinsfield; Harriet Light - Berinsfield; Sharon and Gavin Caple - Binfield Heath; Sue Simpson - North Moreton; Caroline Wade - Berinsfield;
Young Volunteer: Cameron Hignell- Berinsfield