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PROUD OF BUCKS: Award winners praised for positive impact on Amersham community

 Published on: 11th August 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Several Amersham residents have been recognised at the annual Proud of Bucks Awards.

The awards, sponsored by The Clare Foundation, give recognition to those who made a positive impact in their communities throughout 2022.

There were 398 nominations across 16 Community Board areas, including the Amersham & Villages Community Board.

From this area, Helen Tyers was given the Local Community Champion award. Helen set up Café 22, a memory café which offers the opportunity for local people with dementia or memory loss to receive advice and connect with others.

Jules Hargreaves was highly commended in this category for supporting the Ukraine war effort.

The Young Community Champion award was given to Maya Brown. Maya is 17 years old and has volunteered as a Brownie leader for five years. She registered her dog as a therapy dog and supported two Brownie units to raise £1,400 for Therapy Dogs Nationwide, a national charity where volunteers take their dogs into establishments to provide comfort.

Emma Pannett was highly commended for volunteering in care homes and for her role as school senior prefect for charities and community.

The Amersham Men’s Shed was given the Community Group Contribution award. The Shed, which is self-funding, helps to improve the outlook of men who have struggled with self-esteem, health, social wellbeing, and loneliness.

Family Food Hub was also recognised for their valuable work.

Councillor Arif Hussain, Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “I would like to say congratulations to all our winners, and everyone nominated in this year’s awards.”

Photo Credit: Amersham Men’s Shed

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