Community heroes were celebrated at Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s inaugural Civic Honours on Thursday 1 March. The awards shine a light on members of the community who have selflessly helped others and contributed to the borough.
We are immensely proud that Joanne MacInnes won the Civic Hours award for “Acts of Courage and Compassion.
Joanne is a driving force of HFRWG working incredibly hard helping refugees settle into the borough. She faced stiff competition to win the award, particularly from another member of the team: Clare Burnet, who was nominated in the same category.
Both we feel were worthy winners.
“Hearing all the wonderful things the nominees have done for our community makes me incredibly proud to call H&F home,” said Council Leader Stephen Cowan.
“One of the most important signs of a civilised society is how we look after each other. Those who make the effort to engage in civic life and improve things for all do precisely that. It was an honour for us to be able to celebrate their efforts.”