Didcot Town Council John Eldridge Award
Two simple words that make a big difference
We’re asking people to nominate a Didcot based group or individual who has given their time and effort for the benefit of others, whether it is charity work, volunteering for a club or society or just being a good citizen and going that extra mile to help the people of Didcot.
Mrs Jean Eldridge donated the John Eldridge award following her husband’s death whilst serving as Deputy Mayor of Didcot in 1992. It was felt appropriate to found an award in his name to recognise voluntary work undertaken in Didcot.
If you would like to nominate somebody for the 2016/17 awards please submit nominations by using the attached nomination form.
The only criteria for being nominated are that the individual or group must be based in Didcot or their work is for the benefit of the people of the town, and they can’t be paid for doing it.
To view the 2015 Awards Evening click here.
2015 Winner - Rob Roslyn (Didcot Casuals Football Club)
Robert Roslyn of Didcot Casuals Football Club, for his dedication and loyal service over the last 15 years.
Past recipients of the John Eldridge award
This 2014 winner was presented to Karen Waggott, pictured left with Mrs Eldridge and the Mayor, for her work to get the archaeology discoveries at Great Western Park in to the public domain.
Courtney Hughes for her work in organising a Charity Secret Santa which collected over 650 gifts that were distributed to the special care baby unit at the John Radcliffe hospital, the Life Charity House in Didcot and Helen and Douglas House.
Mrs Doreen McNulty was presented with the John Eldridge award on for over 20 years work with Home-Start and her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Willows Pre-school.
In 2011 the John Eldridge award was presented to Jacqui Oldham for her dedication and hard work with the Didcot Volunteer Centre since it started in 1987.
2410 (Didcot) Squadron ATC were the recipients of the John Eldridge Award for Voluntary Service at Didcot Town Council’s Annual Awards Evening in December.
Described as “unassuming and willing to help at so many events”
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