We’re proud to announce the adult shortlist for the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award, run by the Brakes Trust in conjunction with The Courier Series and Alsters Kelley Solicitors. Huge thanks to everyone who has made a nomination – the very brief summaries below don’t come anywhere near capturing the inspiration that these members of our community give to others.

Jatinder Birdi. For his work with Warwick Faiths Forum.

Daniel Browne. For his work with Push Projects and Warwickshire Pride.

Steve Atherton. For his work with Kids Run Free.

Rob Williams. For his work at the Sydni Centre.

Seanna Holland. For her community work in Kenilworth.

Gemma Coton. For organising events commemorating the Great War.

Vikie Shanks. For her community work and support for others, including Autism One on One group.

Gladys Gibbs. For her community work in Lillington.

Richard Clarke. For his work at the Sydni Centre.

Paul Calver. For his support of youngster Milan Patel in Kenilworth who has fought cancer.

Chris Johnson and Margaret Moore. For running the Night Shelter at Radford Road Church.

Mick Brady. For services to local football.

Stuart Kettell. For madcap fundraising for Macmillan.

Debbie Wall. For her work at Care UK and fundraising for Huntington’s Disease Association.

Jon Holmes. For his work with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and local conservation.

Sarah Windrum. For numerous community activities and volunteering including at Sydni, LUC, CORD and British Blind Sport.

Tricia Thompson. For volunteering as a mentor with Futures Unlocked, a charity helping ex-offenders.

Matt Deakin. For his work with the Carers’ Support Service, supporting young carers across Warwick District.

Graham Fulford. For his Charitable Trust raising prostate cancer awareness and providing PSA tests.

Pete Drummond. For fundraising including a marathon across the Sahara and being an inspiration to others.

Janet Evans. For being an inspiration to her daughter and others.

Joanne Hartley. For setting up Helping Hands for Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick.


We’re absolutely delighted to have so many shortlisted candidates and have invited all to our Gala Awards.

The Gala Awards Ceremony is on Friday 26 September at Bridge House Theatre, Warwick School. Doors 7:00pm for a 7:30 start. Tickets are on sale now direct from the Bridge House Theatre box office, online HERE and in person at the theatre. Tickets are £12 adults, £10 concession or £5 under 16.

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