Celebrating Community Excellence: Good Neighbour Awards 2023

We are excited to share the success of our second Good Neighbour Awards, where our community gathered to celebrate outstanding individuals who make our neighbourhood better. With 26 nominations, it’s clear that goodwill thrives among us, and we’re grateful for everyone’s contributions.

First, we extend our gratitude to our dedicated judges, including pupils from Rushey Mead Academy, Cllr George Cole, and Cllr Manjula Sood MBE. Their time and effort were essential in making these awards possible

We also want to thank our sponsors, including Pinnacle Group, NDA Plumbing, Ideal Heating, Ultrashield, Hope Training & Consultancy, GW Throop, RMG Property Services, Neotec, Nic Bliss, Paul Kelly, Documentary Media Centre.  Your support means the world to us.

Let’s applaud all the nominees for their dedication and kindness, including Manisha Divecha, Kulwant Singh, Jorubha Barot, Manjula Chandarana, Chandu Bhai, Raju Nana, Daxa Thanki, Fazila Moosa, Kamlaben Patel, Mrs. J Makwana, Mr. Lacxman Dera, Diane Allen, Kamlesh Bhai Valand, and IllaBen Gordon.

Special Recognition goes to Nirmala Bhadresa, a truly exceptional community member known for her unwavering compassion and dedication. She embodies the spirit of our community.

Second Place goes to Manish Thobani, recognized for his kindness and unwavering support, always there to lend a hand to fellow neighbours.

In Third Place, we honour Ketan Ganatra, who has been a pillar of support at Loughborough Cottages, building lasting friendships and contributing significantly to our community.

The Young Person’s Award celebrates Nayva Mehta, a 13-year-old community advocate who has made significant contributions to our co-op and local projects.

And finally, our Overall Winner is Kirit Mistry, an inspirational figure who has tirelessly campaigned for health awareness within diverse communities.

We express our gratitude to the judges and sponsors whose support made this event possible. Your dedication to our neighbourhood is invaluable, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate our community’s excellence in the future.