Local community heroes who have gone above and beyond received recognition for their outstanding service to the local community at the Mayor’s Civic Awards last night.
Civic Awards are presented to residents who have made a significant contribution to improving the area and lives of people in Havering. Individuals can be nominated by anyone and are determined by the Mayor of Havering.
Winners include Gordon and Brenda Nesbitt, retired foster carers who looked after almost 100 children in Havering throughout their careers, and Matthew Tuvey for his act of bravery in successfully providing CPR to person who had collapsed and stopped breathing.
Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, said: “During my time as Mayor I have come across so many inspirational people that dedicate themselves to worthy causes in their community. The Civic Awards are an opportunity to recognise that dedication and hard work, allowing us to give something back to local community heroes”.