2011 was the inaugural Citizen of the Year, and was won by Steph Devlin of the Leamington Christian Mission.

Steph, along with her husband, runs three soup kitchens for the homeless in Leamington Spa. Many congratulations to Steph on winning this award – your work and achievements in the community are truly incredible. Steph said she was surprised and delighted by the award: “A great honour for me as it comes on behalf of the community.”

Citizen of The Year 2011: Steph Devlin receives her award.

2011 winner Steph Devlin (Photo: Morris Troughton)

The other finalists were:

– Claire Hamm, for setting up the community village shop in Gaydon
– Graham Taylor, for extensive fundraising for Myton Hospice
– Jayne Canning, for her work with the MS Society and Painting for Pleasure
– Fran Godwin, for his work at the Community Arts Workshop
– Ron Everett, for his work with the Warwick Girls Marching Band

Citizen of The Year 2011: Jayne and John Canning.

Jayne and John Canning. (Photo: Morris Troughton)

Steph Devlin, Geoff Devlin, Graham Taylor, Claire Hamm and Martyn Hamm. (Photo: Morris Troughton)

Steph Devlin, Geoff Devlin, Graham Taylor, Claire Hamm and Martyn Hamm. (Photo: Morris Troughton)

Jackie and Ron Everett. (Photo: Morris Troughton)

Jackie and Ron Everett. (Photo: Morris Troughton)