Community Champions Awards

The Brent Community Champions Awards are held annually by Brent Council to honour and recognise individuals who have given outstanding community and voluntary service in Brent.

These awards are given to people who:

  • work for a voluntary organisation or group
  • are school governors
  • run or work for youth clubs and organisations
  • are good neighbours.

Community Champion 2015 winners 

Nineteen local people were nominated by the community as people who go above and beyond the call of duty in their voluntary work.

The 19 winners include:

  • Dianne Campbell - a tireless volunteer raising awareness of dementia, and promoting positive living with the condition
  • Minesh Randeria - who has had a big impact through his voluntary work promoting cricket and football at Byron Court school
  • Patrick McKay - who has for over 30 years worked with young people, helping over 50 get into university
  • Margaret Bailey - a tireless library campaigner in Kensal Rise
  • Keith Gussy Young - a volunteer for over 29 years with the Brent Schools Football Association
  • Harold Lisk and Alan Agarrat - each for their many years support of athletics in the borough
  • Hassan Ali - for his contribution to helping members of the local Somali community in their education
  • Margaret Ogunbayo - one of the founding members of small local charity 1 Voice Community, which helps local young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Sally Long - a tireless campaigner with the Friends of Cricklewood Library
  • Andres Crespo and Gayle Morris - hard working Foster Carers, who have provided supportive family homes to children most in need
  • Gerry Weston and Sheelagh Putnam - leading members of the Mapesbury Residents Association
  • Bryan Stark - a ten year veteran volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Renu Kaul - a founder member of the Sudbury Town Residents Association
  • Leroy Callender - an active volunteer in St Catherine's Church
  • Bernie and Anita Fitzpatrick - leading resident volunteers behind the large community garden on Campbell Gordon Way

Congratulations to all of the winners!