Welcome to the annual search for the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and surrounding area. This year's theme is INSPIRATIONAL!

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Blog Posts: Citizen of the Year 2014


Congratulations to our 2014 winners:
Young Citizen of the Year – Mia Beresford Ruck
Joint adult Citizens of the Year – Chris Johnson and Margaret Moore

Newsbite: Tesco add their support!

The date of this year’s Gala Awards Ceremony coincides with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, so before the event there will be a coffee and cakes reception. Warwick Tesco has generously stepped-in to donate the cakes for this event, so last week organisers the Brakes Trust met up with Sarah Wrist who is Warwick Tesco’s Community Champion.

Judging panel announced

The Citizen of the Year organising team are delighted to add a new member to the judging panel for the 2014 awards. Jane Holdsworth from Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) adds a wealth of knowledge in community volunteering and activism to the team.

Introducing our special guest…

We’re delighted to announce that one of our special guests for the Gala Awards Ceremony is Paralympic skier Anna Turney. Anna will be joining us to present the prize in the Young Citizen of the Year category. In 2006 Anna

Meet the compere… pt2

Joining us again to compere the Gala Awards Ceremony is Dave Sharpe, a Warwick resident and presenterĀ on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. We caught up with Dave to ask him a few questions about his involvement – he’s part 2 of

Getting the shot

We talk to our event photographer Stephanie Colledge.

Huge thanks to...


The Citizen of the Year organising team are indebted to our fabulous sponsors Alsters Kelley Solicitors...

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The theme for this year's Citizen of the Year Awards is "Inspirational". Each year, every single nominee has been an inspiration to the people around them. And their stories, told at the Gala Awards Ceremony, have truly been an inspiration to others. This year we are looking forward to finding and rewarding yet more inspirational people. If you know someone who fits the bill, please nominate them!

Citizen of the Year Organising team

Winners 2011

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

Winners 2012

The winners of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Awards were Margaret Kite (Citizen of the Year) and Leah Brassington (Young Citizen of the Year).

Winners 2013

The joint winners of the 2013 Citizen of the Year Awards were Barbara Moreton and Rosemary Kirk (Citizens of the Year) and Kyle Lekarla (Young Citizen of the Year).