LOCAL COMMUNITY AWARDS

 FURZEDOWN COMMUNITY NETWORK: LOCAL COMMUNITY AWARDS

Furzedown Community Awards 2020

Congratulations to the award winners

 

Person/group receiving award

 

 

Reason for award

 

Alan Snowden

Watering all the newly planted trees in the Furzedown ward quietly and without any fuss, all summer.  This has been very important with the dry weather. Alan currently waters 19 trees every week.

 

Alison Sugden

Bringing together people to support and help each other out and lift spirits; including running the local sewing group to make a banner for St George’s staff, and to make masks, scrubs and other equipment (and to raise funds for Critical NHS); and delivering food to hospital staff.

 

Budgens Supermarket and staff

Running a well-organised, friendly and helpful local supermarket, particularly during  lockdown, sourcing multiple suppliers so as to provide a continuous stock; and supporting the community in a number of other ways. The managerial staff worked double shifts for four months.

 

Chris Ram, of Light Water Plants

 

Helping to maintain the spectacular display of flowers on the roundabout on Furzedown Drive for the benefit of the community.  Chris works with Lyndsay Randow (as below) on this excellent work.

 

Denise and Bob Broad

 

Inspiring local people to keep positive during the pandemic, particularly by continuing to run the Great Gustos community choir, which has required considerable additional work for “virtual” singing.  Raising funds for Water Aid and the St George’s Hospital Charity. Organising (socially distanced) live gigs on Brookview Road.

 

Janneke Diemel and Niall Barrett

 

Sterling and tireless work – without care for their own safety – in setting up and running Critical Nhs, which has raised very large sums of money to feed nurses at St Georges, and keep local restaurants going during the pandemic. “Two incredible local people.”

Lucinda Denning

 

For being very supportive to the community and to neighbours during lockdown, including picking up prescriptions and doing shopping for those less able to get out.

 

 

Lyndsay Randow

Continuing to plant up the roundabout on Furzedown Drive with all sorts of wonderful and colourful plants, despite low grade soil and no watering system. The sight of the roundabout, particularly during lockdown, brought much pleasure and joy to everyone passing it, and Lyndsay’s work has turned an eyesore into a local beauty spot.  She does this to make the space better, for no other reward.

Mowgli, leader of 4th Streatham Sea Scouts

 

Providing a very engaging and interesting learning environment for local scouts, particularly during lockdown, with virtual events and with 3 weeks training in boating skills on the Thames, which required a lot of organisation.  “I’ve never met anyone so dedicated in their life to developing children to the best of their potential.” 

 

Noah Robinson, Patrick Stockwell, and all who work very hard to keep Graveney Woods clean of rubbish

 

Noah and Patrick are students at Graveney School, who recently completed successfully their volunteering project for litter collection in Graveney Woods under the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.    Many thanks to them; and also to the many other local people who help to clear litter in Graveney Woods.

 

Residents of 167 Crowborough Road

For posting a “Joke of the Day”, every day, in the front window of their house.  This has been very good in providing humour, and lifting spirits, to passers-by. “Being assured a laugh every day is no small thing in these times.”

 

Stasie Capewell

 

For spending a huge amount of time and energy during lockdown raising money for Critical NHS, the foodbank and other local causes, particularly by making (and organising a team of helpers to make) facemasks for sale to local people. She also made items for ‘rest and recharge’ rooms for frontline NHS staff.   She has also organised a number of raffles for these causes, which have been fun to take part in, whilst rallying community spirit.

 

Vito Ward

 

For helping to promote community during the pandemic by being a great organiser in the road, and posting lots of videos which have certainly lifted people’s spirits up. 

 

 

 

(We decided that members of the FCN committee would not be eligible for an award.)