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Award ceremony at the Great Hall shows Winchester loves thy neighbour
11:35am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Winchester
HAMPSHIRE 'good neighbours' will be honoured at a ceremony in Winchester on Thursday (March 21).
The county council's Good Neighbours Award scheme recognises people who have made a difference to their community such as helping elderly people at home, cooking for others, providing transport or simply making time for a chat.
More than 60 nominees will attend the ceremony at 6.30pm at the Great Hall which is hosted by council leader Ken Thornber.
He said: “I applaud every nominee, each of whom has made an invaluable contribution to their communities and made such a huge difference to the lives of their neighbours.
“All too often good deeds go unnoticed and that is why I am delighted to be involved with the Good Neighbour Awards. Everyone involved has been exceptional in what they have done for older people in their community.”
The awards were created by the council in partnership with Age Concern Hampshire, Brendoncare Club Hampshire, Carers Together, the Good Neighbours Support Service and the WRVS.