Contribution to community is recognised at ceremony

The Mayor of Havant Councillor Marjorie Smallcorn presents  Keith Stoneman with his award
The Mayor of Havant Councillor Marjorie Smallcorn presents Keith Stoneman with his award
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OUTSTANDING volunteers who give so much to their community have been honoured.

People from across Havant were recognised for their huge contribution to public life in the town.

The Mayor of Havant, Marjorie Smallcorn, presented more than 70 certificates at the event, organised Community First Havant and East Hampshire (CFHEH) at Havant’s Public Service Plaza.

Chief executive Tim Houghton, said: ‘The event was a great success with people being recognised from an amazing variety of areas such as community groups, children and young people, heritage, older people, churches, colleges, families, disability groups, environmental, and the police.’

Councillor Smallcorn presented two Lifetime Achievement awards.

They went to Keith Stoneman, from Havant Borough Talking Newspaper, and Bruce Hodgkins from Havant and East Hampshire Mind.

As reported, the Young Volunteer Award was presented to Chris Peskett from The Right to Work CIC. The day started with a buffet lunch with musical entertainment from Warblington School pupils.

To find out more about volunteering call 0300 500 8085 or email volunteer@cfheh.org.uk.