Mid Sussex Applauds
Winners for 2019
Mid Sussex Applauds Awards highlight the fantastic work of individuals and organisations across the district, recognising our connections and celebrating our community.
Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council, Cllr Colin Trumble hosted the new community recognition awards on 13th October in East Grinstead’s Meridian Hall. Awards were presented by sponsors and by High Sherriff of West Sussex Mrs Davina Irwin-Clark.
You can read the full details of the winners and runners up in our Event Programme
|Stronger Communities||A community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity|
Joint winners - Sussex Oakleaf and Spire Cafe IT Support
The Spire Café IT support group hold weekly sessions and are in their 5th year. The team of volunteers are extremely dedicated, unassuming and committed with a wealth of knowledge between them.
2nd place - Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Community Support Group (Jane Green)
|Young Achiever Award||Against all the odds, someone who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem|
Winner – Peter McCleery
2nd place – Oli Saunders
|Take Pride in Mid Sussex||This award will recognise residents who dedicate their time and energy into keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling or encouraging others to recycle.|
Joint winners - Rob McIntyre and Colin McFarlin
2nd place Burgess Hill Recycling - Terracycle scheme,
|Young Volunteer of the year||Recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community|
|Winner – Ayo Odeyinde
During the summer holidays, Ayo arranged summer sports clubs and did all the work related to it. He is a really valued role model for younger children.
Joint 2nd – Nathan White and Stephen Beckett
3rd - Rhea Burman
|Lifetime Achievement Award||An individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime|
Winner - Dorothy Lazenby
2nd - Alan Kelly
|Stronger Together||An individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity|
|Winner – Karen Williams
Karen revived the Duck Fair in World’s End in Burgess Hill. Over 5,000 people attended. Karen ate, slept and breathed the Duck Fair!
2nd joint winners – Sarah Cheesmur and Jane Hill
3rd place - Gary Simons
|Good Sport Award||A club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex|
Winner - Marion Hemsworth
2nd - Linda Tullett
|Business in the Community Award||Recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life|
Winner - Swoove Fitness - Esther Featherstone
2nd - Handcross Hardware and Craft Store
|Peer Nominated Award||In this category each nominee is given the chance to vote for their favourite in any of the categories.|
Winner – Dorothy Lazenby