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Nominations open for this year’s Brent Community Champions Awards

PUBLISHED: 11:19 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 24 July 2015

Trevor Hutton was given a posthumous award last year

Trevor Hutton was given a posthumous award last year

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Do you know an unsung hero who lives in Brent and deserves recognition?

Left to right: Linette Hayes, Trevor Hutton's mother, Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader, Richard Hutton, Mr Hutton's brother and Cllr Bobbt Thomas, Mayor of Brent (Pic credit: Gemini Xperience Photography)Left to right: Linette Hayes, Trevor Hutton's mother, Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader, Richard Hutton, Mr Hutton's brother and Cllr Bobbt Thomas, Mayor of Brent (Pic credit: Gemini Xperience Photography)

If so you should nominated them for a Brent Community Champions Awards.

The accolade, run by Brent Council, is set to return this autumn and anyone in the borough fits the awards criteria could win award.

Anyone who has participated in voluntary or community activity for at least five years - or two years if under the age of 21 - is eligible for an award. Nominees will be assessed by the difference their work has made, the challenges they have overcome and whether they are a positive role model for others.

Previous winners include Danny Maher, who is the chief executive of Ashford Place, a community hub formerly known as Cricklewood Homeless Concern.

Danny Maher won an award last year (Pic credit:Gemini Xperience Photography)Danny Maher won an award last year (Pic credit:Gemini Xperience Photography)

He was recognised for his leadership of the Cricklewood Improvement Programme.

Last year a posthumous award was given to Trevor Hutton, founder of AFC Wembley, a grassroots football club, who also mentored youths and established an array of projects and schemes to enrich young people’s lives.

He died last April at the age of 52.

Cllr Lesley Jones MBE, The Mayor of Brent, said: “There are many individuals in our borough who have chosen to dedicate their time to working for the benefit of their fellow residents and neighbours. These community champions come from all walks of life and the positive impact of their work has manifested itself throughout life in Brent. They work in voluntary and community projects as well as charities, schools, colleges, care homes and places of worship.

Nominations are open for this year's awards (Pic credit: Brent Council)Nominations are open for this year's awards (Pic credit: Brent Council)

“Brent Council wants to celebrate the work of these individuals, so if you know of such a person please recommend them for a Brent Community Champions Award and help them to not only get the recognition they deserve but also to establish a model of exemplary civic responsibility for the whole community.”

To see the awards criteria and nominate someone you know visit brent.gov.uk/communityawards.

Nominations close on September 21 at 5pm.


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