Making a Difference Awards 2020 


Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council annually recognise and celebrate the contribution that volunteers make in supporting the community, and improving the quality of life for residents within the borough.

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic the ‘Making A Difference’ awards have not been able to take place. However, the Borough Council would like to thank everyone who nominated an individual or group and wish to publically thank and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all those nominated. 

Each individual or group who were nominated have been sent a certificate to recognise their contribution.


Nominations for the 2020 Awards were:

Nominations of Individuals:

  • Chris Peat
  • Derek Windybank
  • Diane Welford
  • Helen Crouch
  • Joanne Norwood
  • Michelle Goodall-Heath
  • Nik Malbasa
  • Rhiana Drewery
  • Jo Coverson
  • Lisa Wheatley
  • Hugh Gregory
  • Louise Rose
  • Juanita Vogl
  • Dawn Grantham
  • Jean Collins
  • Lisa Wheatley
  • Nichola Booth
  • Mathew Hulbert
  • Angie Goodburn

Nominations of Groups:

  • Hinckley Round Table
  • Queen Bees
  • West Leicestershire Community First Responders
  • Markfield Good Neighbour Scheme
  • Hinckley Mencap

Councillor Keith Lynch, Executive Member for Voluntary and Community Sector at the Borough Council, said: “These awards recognise contributions from some of the many individuals and groups who work tirelessly to assist others who may be more vulnerable or less fortunate - quite simply making life better for our community.

We are sorry that due to coronavirus restrictions we are unable to celebrate in the normal way but please be assured the work you do truly makes for a better society, and as a council we are extremely proud and grateful for the rich culture of volunteering across our borough – THANK YOU.”


Copy of MAD awards cert


Take a look at the 2019 Making a Difference Awards! 

Recognising the contribution of volunteers within Hinckley & Bosworth.

The Borough Council’s Annual Making a Difference Awards took place on 6th June 2019, recognising the contribution volunteers make in strengthening our community, and improving the quality of life for residents. 

The awards recognised both individual and group volunteering contributions.

Residents are invited to nominate a person or group that deserves recognition for the help they give to others. 

Group MAD awards

Categories and Winners:

Inspirational Volunteer/s:  

An individual or group that you admire or feel are inspirational in respect of their voluntary work – it might be that they are involved in something new or unique, or because of their passion and commitment, perhaps they have overcome or are dealing with adversity.

Individual Winner: Angelia Welding 

Group Winner: Bosworth Explorers 


Young Volunteer/s:

We would like to hear about some of the great young people we have in the Borough who are volunteering and contributing their time and skills to benefit others within our community. This could be an individual or a group of young volunteers under the age of 18.

Individual Winner: Zia Cummings 

Group Winner: Queen Bees

Creating A Sense of Community:

This is about recognising volunteers who help individuals or groups of people to feel included, supported, involved and enabled to enjoy life within their community, for example: befriending, good neighbours, guide and scouting, walking, bowling, church groups, practical support such as offering transport, handyman services, community kitchens, allotments and libraries or even teaching young people practical skills, etc.

Individual Winner: Pat Crane

Group Winner: Newbold Verdon Community Christian Choir


Protecting, Improving & Supporting Our Environment:

An individual or group who contribute to, and benefit our environment, making it a better place for us all.  This can include: tending wildflower meadows, supporting local woodland and canal management, community gardens, litter picks, and protecting the wildlife that is all around us.

Individual Winner: Mick Parker

Group Winner: Sheepy Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


Contributing to Tourism & Heritage:

This category is about recognising those who enable others to appreciate and benefit from our local heritage and cultural offer, making this Borough for us all to enjoy and attract visitors, for example: supporting a local museum, restoring a local listed building, monument, or even a steam train! It could be a person who is passionate about the Borough’s history and records and shares this knowledge for others benefit. 

Individual Winner: Charlotte Walton 

Group Winner: 4th Avenue 


Keeping People Safe & Well:

Aimed at recognising those who volunteer for the benefit of others safety and wellbeing, for example: Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, community responders, St.John’s Ambulance, Street Pastors, or fundraisers for defibrillators, hospices, or other health and wellbeing related good causes. 

Individual Winner: Helen Cobley

Group Winner: Mencap 


Outstanding Volunteer Award:   

Angelia Welding for her hard work, dedication and commitment running art and cookery groups within her local community. 




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