Serving the Community Awards 2023/2024

The winners of the Serving the Community Awards were announced at our Annual Parish Assembly in March. 

 

Sarah House was awarded the Serving the Community Award. 

 

Sarah is the organiser/co-ordinator and treasurer of the Hedge End Lunch Club, held in the 2000 Centre every Thursday. This club has been going for over 40 years, with Sarah taking over the helm 8 years ago. The provision of the club is so important to the elderly, and for some it is there only cooked meal every week and the company it provides is invaluable. Without Sarah and all her hard work this would not happen.

Sarah House being presented with her award by Chair of the Council Cllr. John Shepherd

Sidnie Killen was awarded the Young Person's Serving the Community Award.


Sidnie volunteers for the Southampton Sunday Lunch Club. This charity provides a free and nutritious lunch for anyone homeless or in need.  Throughout her young life she had been involved with the Hedge End Carnival, winning the children’s fancy dress competition at the age of two, being the Carnival princess and was most notable as the Hedge End Carnival Queen.

       

Sidnie Killen being presented with her award by Chair of the Council Cllr. John Shepherd

Congratulations to them both and to all those who were nominated for an award. You will be able to read the full story in our Summer Gazette newsletter out in June.