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In 2022, we received over 140 nominations, highlighting all those people, groups and businesses who are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver the highest level of support and assistance within their community.

Award categories

View Virtual event programme for Community Heroes Awards 2022 to meet all our shortlisted nominees.

Winners and shortlisted nominees

Business contribution in the community

Winner: Prosperity Café & Restaurant

Highly commended: The Cabbage Patch Pub/Stuart Green


  • David McGeachie Property Sales
  • Sceon + Berne

Communities together

Winner: Teddington Community Café

Highly commended:

  • Multicultural Richmond
  • Shapla Rahman

Community group of the year

Winner: GoodGym Richmond

Highly commended: Richmond Talking Newspaper


  • The Real Junk Food Project
  • Whitton Network

Community project of the year

Winner: Ruils & Cambridge Park Bowls Club

Highly commended: 

  • Marble Hill Revived Project
  • Refugees Welcome in Richmond Ukrainian Support Group
  • Friends of Kneller Gardens & Young Peoples Enterprise Ltd’s KG Café

Environmental award

Winner: The Real Junk Food Project

Highly commended: 

  • Richmond Furniture Scheme
  • Rashadee Miller

Helping hands

Winner: Theofanis Andrews

Highly commended: 

  • Simon Griffiths
  • William and Lulu Lee

Lifetime achievement

Winner: Christopher Bligh

Highly commended: Patty Lloyd


  • Paul Giles
  • Maureen Woods
  • Andrew Spencer
  • Ann-Marie Weathers
  • Barbara Williams
  • Bruce Lyons
  • John Murray

Outstanding volunteer

Winner: Rebecca Butler

Highly commended: Josh Alvarez-Conroy


  • Firas Ali
  • David Bagott
  • David Mawson
  • Christine Smith
  • Kat Oakley
  • Kenza Kial
  • Antonia Halse
  • Frederick Pascal
  • Christine Glew
  • James May
  • Gordon Willis
  • Nicky Smedley
  • Kevin Carter
  • Jenny Doublet
  • Sharon Lyford
  • Jim Greene

Trustee of the year

Winner: Jane Kelly

Highly commended: Mandy Tottman


  • Janet Fisher
  • Jorg Roth
  • Frances Bennett
  • Joy Pearce

Young person achievement

Winner: Caterina Bargioni

Highly commended: Olivia Arney


  • Eleni Barrett
  • Year 12 Grey Court School 'Grow wild in Richmond' volunteers

Special leader's award

Winner: Ukrainian Social Club

Updated: 03 January 2024

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