5:00am Sunday 22nd November 2015
As the guiding force behind this transformation from sinking school to political poster boy, principal Kate Magliocco has been nominated for a Croydon Champions award.
5:00am Sunday 15th November 2015
For his hard work bringing the Christmas spirit Coulsdon, Mr Thairs has been nominated as a Croydon community champion.
4:50am Sunday 25th October 2015
Monica Barnes is the vice-chairman of the residents’ council of Amicus Horizon, a Croydon-based housing association that has tenants across London, Kent and Sussex.
Croydon Champions 2015
The awards, now in their 15th year, highlight the amazing stories of the borough’s residents who do extraordinary things to help others. These special people sometimes get little or no recognition.
The aim of the Croydon Champions awards is to give them the limelight they deserve.
In 14 years, we have had over 1,400 nominations, and awarded well over 130 awards across our 10 categories.
As nominations come in over the coming months, we will be highlighting the stories of the borough’s residents in the pages of our newspaper and on our website www.croydonguardian.co.uk.
Nominees will then be short-listed before an awards ceremony in January 2016.
Since Croydon Champions was created, thousands of people have attended our awards ceremonies. Last year’s ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Purley Way saw talented performers from Royal Russell and Trinity Schools perform, while Croydon Mayor Manju Shahul-Hameed spoke and gave out one of our awards.
Last year’s chosen charity was Skye Alexandra House, based in Croydon, a bespoke independent residential service for vulnerable young women aged 16-18.
Nominations will close at the end of November 2015.