Winners of the Milton Keynes Local Heroes Awards 2022 announced

    Image: Mayor of MK Mohammed Khan, Maryam Jazeem - Young Achievers, Primary School Age category, Milton Keynes South member of youth parliament Prayksha Hegde, and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Countess Howe.

    Here is the full list of winners for the Milton Keynes Local Heroes Awards 2022 with MKFM, nominated by you and chosen by the Mayor of MK, Mohammed Khan, Deputy Mayor & Milton Keynes South member of youth parliament Prayksha Hegde, and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Countess Howe.

    In February 2022, MKFM launched the competition with Mayor of Milton Keynes Mohammed Khan calling on local residents to nominate those people who have made an impact in our community for the Milton Keynes Local Heroes Awards 2022.

    This year’s winners include those who have made a contribution to recovery projects as a result of Covid-19, but were not exclusively aimed at that. The judging focused on individuals or community groups who have gone the extra mile and selflessly stepped up to help others and to make a real difference. And now, the mayor of Milton Keynes, Mohammed Khan has announced the winners who have sought to make MK a better place this year. 

    Congratulations to the winners of the Milton Keynes Local Heroes Awards 2022

    Helen Parlour – Arts, Culture and Media award

    This recipient was nominated for founding a charity which offers all ages and abilities to express themselves through dance resulting in many successful projects and show.

    Jenny Head- Charity and volunteering award

    This recipient was nominated for their tireless efforts and solo fundraising in order to provide schools and children’s centres with period packs and last year alone, made and delivered 1500 packs.

    Zainab Manji – Diversity award

    The winner was nomination for their prompt reaction to the Afghan refugee crisis by sorting donations and welcoming and supporting refugees as they arrived at the dedicated hotels. By including volunteers and representatives from all faiths and backgrounds this winner ensured that no one was left without the support they required.

    Linda Germano – Health award

    This recipient was nominated for her selflessness throughout a 20 year career at a local care home. Not only does this winner provide exception care to her residents but also manages to make time for a close family member that requires care.

    Maryam Jazeem - Young Achievers, Primary School Age category

    This recipient was nominated for her many achievements with Quran readings and recitals, not to mention the proactivity shown by writing to the Prime Minister regarding Brexit.

    Louisa Hobbs – Mayors Award (Overall winner)

    This individual was nominated for their incredible work and leadership at Milton Keynes Foodbank. Work at the Foodbank has meant working with local charities, providing support and essential supplies to those in need, throughout the pandemic, the recent refugees and beyond.

    Community Award

    This recipient was awarded for his hard work with Keeping Kids of the Streets. Despite his own personal battles this winner has continued to open up clubs for the less fortunate as well as delivering meals to those in need. 

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