Merton Volunteers Scoop Awards at Team London Award Ceremony

It was a triumphant evening for Merton last night, as our volunteers won four awards at the highly regarded Team London Awards.  The ceremony, hosted at City Hall and in the presence of the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, is held annually to acknowledge and recognised the contribution of London’s volunteers. Each year thousands of Londoners volunteer their time, skills and experiences, to help make London a better place to live, work and relax.

Amongst those being recognised this year were, inspirational local volunteers;

  • The #Every Body Can Dance crew, a group of differently abled individuals who developed a fitness video to encourages their peers to keep active and healthy. It's inspirational, fun and inclusive of everyone and is thoroughly deserving of a trophy.
  • Morden Hall Park young Urban Rangers, were also crown winners of their category ………. This team of young people carry out conservation projects in the local area and encourage local people to get involved such as transforming a disused space in an overflow car park to create wildlife habitats.
  • Local legal firm, Capstick Solicitors, won an award for their partnership work with Wimbledon Guild, which involves employee volunteer delivering mentoring sessions on tech and gadgets to help older people stay connected with family & friends, as well as assisting them to learn new skills and reduce loneliness.
  • And our very own young volunteer of the year, Isaac Skrzypczyk won an award for his work with Merton Voluntary Police Cadets and his wider work supporting young people, specifically young people who are LGBTQ, ensuring their voices are heard.

Congratulations to all our local winners and thank you, on behalf of Merton communities for the work you undertake to make Merton a better, more inclusive community.

It was a triumphant evening for Merton last night, as our volunteers won four awards at the highly regarded Team London Awards.  The ceremony, hosted at City Hall and in the presence of the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, is held annually to acknowledge and recognised the contribution of London’s volunteers. Each year thousands of Londoners volunteer their time, skills and experiences, to help make London a better place to live, work and relax.

Amongst those being recognised this year were, inspirational local volunteers;

  • The #Every Body Can Dance crew, a group of differently abled individuals who developed a fitness video to encourages their peers to keep active and healthy. It's inspirational, fun and inclusive of everyone and is thoroughly deserving of a trophy.
  • Morden Hall Park young Urban Rangers, were also crown winners of their category ………. This team of young people carry out conservation projects in the local area and encourage local people to get involved such as transforming a disused space in an overflow car park to create wildlife habitats.
  • Local legal firm, Capstick Solicitors, won an award for their partnership work with Wimbledon Guild, which involves employee volunteer delivering mentoring sessions on tech and gadgets to help older people stay connected with family & friends, as well as assisting them to learn new skills and reduce loneliness.
  • And our very own young volunteer of the year, Isaac Skrzypczyk won an award for his work with Merton Voluntary Police Cadets and his wider work supporting young people, specifically young people who are LGBTQ, ensuring their voices are heard.

Congratulations to all our local winners and thank you, on behalf of Merton communities for the work you undertake to make Merton a better, more inclusive community.