Eastleigh’s community groups commended

High Sheriff Awards Group Shot

Three organisations from Eastleigh that work in the community on Law and Order related projects have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Winchester.

The Blue Lamp Trust Eastleigh, Eastleigh Victim Support and the Hamble-based Hampshire Constabulary Volume Fraud Investigation Team were among 16 organisations from across the county to receive commendations from The High Sherriff of Hampshire Mrs Mary Montague-Scott at the Great Hall in Winchester yesterday (March 14).

The High Sheriff Awards have been described as a ‘mark of distinction’ given to individual volunteers, groups and public servants based in Hampshire who are making a significant contribution to society and who go ‘beyond the call of duty’ to enhance safety and cohesion in our communities.

The High Sheriff commented afterwards:

The awards ceremony was an extremely inspiring occasion and I am delighted to recognise the meaningful work that these unsung heroes carry out to keep our communities safe and thriving. During my year in office I have seen first-hand the outstanding work carried out across the County to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our area, which is truly commendable.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) works in partnership with the High Sheriff of Hampshire. Jonathan Cheshire, Chair of HIWCF commented:

HIWCF are delighted to support the High Sheriff Awards which uphold the values and work that the Foundation implements at grassroots level across our communities. We congratulate each of the recipients for their contribution to society; and for their hard work and dedication in making Hampshire a better and safer place to live.