19th Sep, 2019

Droitwich residents and group recognised at Wychavon's community awards

TWO public-spirited people from Droitwich and a town group were named as ‘heroes’ in this year’s Community Recognition Awards.

The annual ceremony, organised by Wychavon District Council, recognised those who throughout 2018 had volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work.

Wychavon’s judging panel read through all of the nominations and the inspirational stories in its search for those people who had done the most to help people of all ages improve their neighbourhood, club, society or community in the past year.

Katie Bowen, who attends Droitwich Spa High School, was named Young Volunteer.

Rosie Philpott scooped the Arts Recognition Award.

And the Droitwich Council for Voluntary Service was awarded the Community Group accolade at the ceremony held last Thursday, March 7.

It was also shortlisted for the Community Project of the Year after being nominated by several of of its community transport service users.

Chair Lynda Gillespie said: “It’s lovely for us to be nominated for these awards and to win one really is the icing on the cake.

“All the staff and volunteers are committed to the work of the charity and the trustees are delighted this is a recognised award.”


Droitwich CVS runs a community hub based in the Old Library Centre in Droitwich, and is open seven days a week.

For more information call 01905 779778.

Tracy Grubb, Wychavon District Council’s Community Development Officer, said: “The Community Recognition Awards were a huge success and we want to thank everyone involved and those who have supported us.

“Every category this year was full of very well deserving people who put the needs of others before themselves. We are proud that these selfless people do so much to make Wychavon an amazing place to live and work.”


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