Pride of Swindon winners announced


The winners of the ninth annual Pride of Swindon award were celebrated at an award ceremony at the Swindon Steam museum on March 16.

The 10 winning individuals and six teams were decided upon by a team of invited judges drawn from various sectors of the Swindon community.

The individual winners were:

Alan Butler: RunVember charity running group organiser.

Clare Stow: For her work with numerous local charities including the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group.

Noreen Vitale: Catering manager for the Christmas Care shelter.

Caroline Watson: for supporting elderly people.

Kathleen Wyatt: for her work with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Joan White: For her work supporting Pinehurst Netball Club

Roy Dowling: For his work as a volunteer benefits advisor for Swindon Carers Centre

Oscar Moulding: Nine year old Oscar raised money for a friend to pay for a new wheelchair in Bosnia

John Popowicz: For his service with Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Pat Bennett: For her work to support Immanuel Reform Church.

Team award winners were:

Colin Crook and Jacqui Collins for their conservation work.

Lorraine Parker and Pippa Watts for their work with the social team at Clarence House.

The Swindon Lagoons Volunteer Group for their conservation work.

The Harbour Project: for their work with refugees.

Prime Theatre for supporting young people.

The Witness Service for providing support to people attending court.

A posthumous award was given to the daughter of Kevin Logan who was honoured for his work of spreading Prostate Cancer awareness, setting up PSA screening sessions across the County and going on to set up his charity called “The Loganberry Trust” to continue the work. Kevin’s daughter Josephine collected the award at the event.