Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award 2024

From the Mayor’s website:

“The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award recognises and celebrates the organisations and individuals who have given outstanding service to the people of Winchester District. 

The aim of these awards is to celebrate the selfless activity that brightens the lives of many residents, and makes the District a wonderful place in which to live”.

Two members of Winchester Rotary have received the Mayor’s award this year.

Clive Cook, who retires in May from his post as Chief Executive of St John’s Winchester, received the award with this citation:

“Since Clive arrived in Winchester as the CEO of St John’s Charity 10 years ago, he has made a huge contribution to individuals and organisations right across the city, crossing the whole age spectrum. He has tirelessly worked through St John’s to provide a supportive community for older folk to live well in the centre of Winchester and has successfully driven community services to provide carers, volunteers and support for the elderly and for those living with dementia in the wider community. He has spent much time volunteering with such organisations as the Samaritans, Winchester Hospice and more recently Winchester Rotary, where he has supported Youth Development programmes and business networking events with students at local schools. Clive’s total commitment to building strong working relationships in the community including Winchester University — has resulted in local businesses, stakeholders and students working together to meet and enrich the needs of the wider Winchester community”.

Graham Topping is also a recipient of this year’s award – his citation reads:

“Graham has shown tremendous support to the local community of Winchester for many years.  He has passion and drive to support everybody he can throughout Winchester, and will go above and beyond to support those people.  He is a true Wintonian and brings a smile to all he speaks to.  Thank you for everything you do, Graham”.

The photo shows Clive and Graham with their award citations.  Our congratulations to them both.

Clive Cook and Graham Topping

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