The Best Voluntary Organisation category at the Lichfield Live Community Awards will be sponsored by Chase & District Memorial Park.

Lichfield Live is delighted to welcome the company’s support of the inaugural awards, which aim to highlight the significant contributions made by organisations, companies and individuals to the community across Lichfield District.

There have been numerous examples of outstanding work and services provided to local people during the pandemic, not least by the area’s voluntary groups and organisations.

“During time of national challenges, like the Covid-19 pandemic, it is an absolute privilege to recognise and celebrate the voluntary groups and people who hold the civic society together.”

“We like to thank Lichfield Live for this timely initiative to salute everyday heroes and heroines in Lichfield.

Ms Surekha Chauhan, the Managing Director of Chase & District Memorial Park, Lichfield

Paul Groves, a Director of Lichfield Community Media C.I.C. and chair of the judging panel, said Lichfield Live had been overwhelmed with the amount of support the awards have generated. 

“Each of our award sponsors have been very keen to show their backing for the community,” he added. “We would also like to thank all those who are helping ensure our inaugural awards night will be a fitting tribute to all the amazing work that continues to take place, as well as our judging panel.

“The awards also rely on the support of local people in nominating organisations and individuals for an award and there has been a very impressive response. But there is still time to make nominations.

“We intend to make the Lichfield Live Community Awards an annual event and the support we have enjoyed so far shows how strong community spirit is across the district.”

Each of the award categories has attracted sponsorship:

  • Award: Best voluntary organisation. Sponsor: Chase & District Memorial Park
  • Award: Random act of kindness. Sponsor: Friends of Friary Grange
  • Award: Best leadership. Sponsor: Secura Labels
  • Award: Best local business. Sponsor: A-Plan Insurance Lichfield
  • Award: Best professional. Sponsor: UK Stoneworx.

Lichfield Live will be asking our Panel of Judges, Kathy Coe MBE (founder of Pathway), the Very Rev Adrian Dorber, (Dean of Lichfield Cathedral), Louie Clegg, (Best of Lichfield), Kristen Lackajis (Editor at Citylife in Lichfield), and Paul Groves (Director of Lichfield Community Media C.I.C.) to pick a winner from each of the following categories.

Lichfield Live will make a shortlist from open nominations. Anyone can still submit a nomination, so get thinking about the groups and individuals who have impressed you the most in the last few months and get nominating.As well as the awards categories above there will also be a People’s Choice Award voted by you during the awards show. We’re looking for the best lockdown house decoration! Send in your photos of your rainbows, teddy bears, NHS and frontline worker thanks and tune in live to vote for your favourites.

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