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Mayor’s Community Award winners announced

This year’s unsung heroes receiving a Mayor’s Community Award have been named which includes people who provide free lifesaving support courses to rescuing wildlife.

Outgoing Mayor Cllr Ann Weaving presented the award winners with certificates at this year’s Community Expo event on Saturday 20th May. 

The winners are… 

Natalie Lawrence. Natalie has only been part of the Weymouth community for a short period of time, and she has gone above and beyond to support parents in the Park District and surrounding areas. She has helped children in poverty with events where families could get free coats and books for their children. Natalie is also the first woman to win Ironman! 

Help for Homeless Weymouth. This community group carry out a lot of support for those who are homeless in the community, providing things like hot meals across Weymouth town centre.  

Gillian Paterson. Gillian has been part of the Littlemoor Community Action Group for 35 years, bringing hard work, persistence and engagement across Littlemoor, creating opportunities for everyone in this community. She involves herself in various groups and organisations while being chairperson of the Littlemoor Community Action Group. She is described as a loyal and reliable person to the Community. 

Derek Davey. For years, Derek has successfully rescued sea and water birds. He will nurse them back to health ensuring they are rehabilitated to go back into the wild. Derek pays for the food and medicine himself which shows how kind and caring he is. 

James Irvine. James is passionate about lifesaving and delivers free lifesaving courses in the community. James has run free courses for many groups including save a baby, save a child, save an adult and defibrillator training (AED). 

Ladies in Wey-ting. They are a community group based in Weymouth and they aim to fundraise, help with charity support and volunteer to help many local causes.

Cllr Ann Weaving congratulated the winners for all their hard work they do supporting the communities in Weymouth. 


Notes to Editors 

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