The Iris Simmons Community Award Scheme ceremony was held at the Civic Centre, Esher on Tuesday 31 July to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2018 funding round.
This event was hosted by Crown Simmons Housing and Elmbridge Borough Council who have been working in partnership to run this award for its third year. Both organisations would like to take this opportunity to thank Cleanscapes, Gilmartins and Cyan IT Solutions for their generous sponsorship which brought the total prize fund to £1,500.
The Iris Simmons Community Award Scheme recognises the work of the late Iris Simmons, a former Mayor of Elmbridge and Crown Simmons Housing founder. The Award Scheme is designed to acknowledge and reward community initiatives that improve housing conditions and the wellbeing of older people in the Borough.
Emma Solomons, Customer Services Director, at Crown Simmons Housing said; “We are delighted to support another three excellent causes this year through the Iris Simmons Award. We are really looking forward to seeing the positive results of this funding over the next year. Many thanks to our sponsors, Cyan IT Solution, Gilmartins and Cleanscapes for making this a possibility”.
Recipients of the 2018 Iris Simmons Community Award Scheme funding are:
All Saints’ Weston Green Lunch Club
Every month All Saints’ Weston Green Lunch Club provides a relaxed and welcoming meeting place for retired people in the local community, which includes a homemade lunch.
Sight for Surrey
Sight for Surrey are looking to develop regular ‘Living with Sight Loss’ days for residents, providing an opportunity to meet others and share experiences in an informal and supportive setting.
Lower Green Silver and Gold Club
Lower Green Silver and Gold Club offers members the chance to meet new people in the community and enjoy regular outings to local places of interest.
The Mayor of Elmbridge Cllr Mrs Shweta Kapadia, presenting the Awards said; “This funding will ensure residents can enjoy a variety of activities across the Borough and help local organisations develop into the future. Making new friends and getting out-and-about in the community can truly transform the lives of people at risk of becoming lonely or isolated”.