Hillingdon Community Awards

Our Hillingdon Community Awards recognise and celebrate the best of Hillingdon and the residents behind the scenes.

Hillingdon Community Awards
Any exceptional acts of kindness - whether it's enabling people to keep fit and active, helping to keep our borough tidy, or supporting someone in need - help to make Hillingdon a better place to live.

Congratulations to all our winners for Hillingdon Community Awards 2024

Helping the Community Award


  • Christine Bennett: For her work with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and as District Commissioner overseeing 13 local scout groups. 
  • Kath Powell: For supporting staff and children at Whiteheath Junior School, Ruislip for the past 29 years. 


  • Helen Hutchings: For her commitment to local Girlguiding groups across the borough, including managing Willow Tree Centre campsite.  
  • Andrew Terry: For his work running 3rd Hayes Scouts, Cubs and Beavers and supporting 3rd Hayes Guides and Rangers for 35 years 
  • Samantha Hood: For supporting local Girlguiding groups for more than 30 years, including organising weekly meetings and trips.  
  • Steven Castle: For his community work with St Edmund's Church in Pinner, local scouting groups and the Arrow Players amateur dramatic group.  
  • Sharon Pink: For her involvement with the Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Battle of Britain Monument, Heath Robinson Museum and various remembrance events. 
  • Uxbridge Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club: For their outreach work in supporting people, either serving, or who have served, in the armed forces. 
  • Les Drussel: For his contribution to the Chamber of Commerce and commitment to local businesses, charities and organisations. 


  • Michelle Saunders: For devoting her free time to Girlguiding for the past 19 years in the Hayes community.  
  • Friends of Northwood Recreation Ground: For their conservation work and maintenance of the open space for the benefit of the local community. 
  • Mike Rees: For engaging with HS2 on behalf of the South Ruislip community to minimise the disruption during construction. 
  • Asad Karim: For liaising with the South Ruislip Safer Neighbourhoods Team to promote crime prevention awareness across the community. 
  • Alistair McEwan: For his contribution over the last 24 years to the Compass Theatre, its puppet club and wardrobe department.  

Helping Vulnerable People Award


  • John Cook: For his work supporting students with special educational needs at Pield Heath House School in Uxbridge. 
  • SEND Family Support: For organising events and youth groups for children with special educational needs so they can socialise in a safe environment. 


  • Samantha Cummings: For her work with the Halo Children's Foundation in supporting grieving families.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing Award


  • Divya Patel: For her work in leading a group of volunteer yoga instructors to deliver free classes to the Hayes community.

Group shot of all the 2024 Hillingdon Community Awards winners, with the Mayor, Leader and Chief Executive
This year's Community Award winners

Page last updated: 30 Apr 2024