5:00am Monday 27th July 2015
A single mother-of-four, who dedicates her time to helping the less fortunate of Croydon, has been nominated for the Croydon Champion awards.
12:54pm Tuesday 21st July 2015
When Neelam Shah first started volunteering aged 13, she was unaware that she would spend the next 10 years supporting numerous charities and making a difference to her community and beyond.
10:39am Friday 9th January 2015
A teenager with a troubled past is building her life and helping others like her – thanks to raffle prize money from the Croydon Guardian’s Croydon Champions awards.
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.