Shortlist announced for Twyford Together awards 2019

AN ESTATE agent, a cricket club and a marathon see-saw attempt are just some of the groups and events listed for this year’s Twyford Together Community Awards.

A record number of nominations were received for the awards which take place on Monday, July 15 at Burattas in Ruscombe. The event which starts at 6pm is free to attend.

Gordon Storey, a member of the Twyford Together committee said he was delighted that more people than ever before were listed.

“These awards are our very own community Oscars,” he explained.

“They recognise the many great people, businesses and events which make Twyford such a wonderful village to live in.

“All year round, the people of Twyford go about helping others and raising money for charity. Our local businesses provide a first class service so it is right that we should honour them.”

Three companies have been nominated for the Edwin Ackers prize in the Business of the Year category. They are Grapevine Estate Agents, NW Property Services and Newdays Pharmacy

The Community Awards are sponsored by Westgate Electrical Services Limited, RG10 Magazine and Ackers Solicitors Ltd. Community Award finalists and winners have been chosen by a panel of independent judges who reviewed all the nominations from the public.

The full list of nominations are:

Business of the Year:

Grapevine Estate Agents, NW Property Services, Newdays Pharmacy

Charity Support Award:

The Duke of Wellington (Thames Hospice)

Ian Wisdom, Twyford Beer Festival (Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer)

Twyford Kindness Facebook Group (Joins forces with a local charity

each month to support a particular need. So far, they have collected

school shoes for Zanzitoto and soft toys for Building for the Future).

Community Group of the Year:

Twyford Berkshire Facebook Group, Twyford and District Round Table,

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group.

Community Sports Award:

Twyford Bowling Club, Jamie Henderson of Twyford Tennis Club, Nic

Downes of Twyford and Ruscombe Cricket Club

Environment Award:

Hollie McRitchie (FILL Pop-Up Shop at Emma’s Kitchen), Mitali Kelly &

Chris Bingham from Bngham’s Brewery (Terracycle), Stephen Loyd

(Friends of Ruscombe Wood and Twyford in Bloom)

Event of the Year:

St Mary’s Church Christmas Tree Festival, Twyford Easter Egg Hunt in

aid of Building for the Future, Twyford See Saw World Record Attempt

in aid of Twyford Community Hub/Twyford and District Youth and

Community Centre.

Volunteer of the Year:

Andy Loring (Scouting, Youth Groups, Church), Neil Robertson (Wargrave

and Twyford Community First Responders), Zoe Correa (AJ Making a

Stamp).

Young Achiever of the Year:

Arthur Fill, Chris Parker, Bethany Cook, Hollie Cranmer, Kieran Lane

Citizen of the Year:

Twyford Parish Council will be announcing the winner of this award on the night.

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