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The sustained contributions of a trio of community-spirited individuals have been celebrated at a new awards scheme introduced run by church and residents.

St Mary’s Church, in Cuddington, presented its first citizen-centred community awards on Sunday, July 14, in partnership with the Cuddington Residents’ Association (RA). The awards were presented Chris Grayling.

Reverend Andy Cain, vicar of St Mary’s, said: “The event was brilliant, with a full church and glorious weather. Cuddington has no shortage of community-minded, caring people. We could not give an award to every deserving member so we recognised three members in particular – Joyce Nicholas, Ken Robinson and Dan Doherty.”

Mrs Nicholas received her award “for her significant contribution to local and district scouting over many years” – a dedication which saw her awarded the Scouts Silver Acorn last year by the Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor.

The Citizen of the Year award went to Mr Robinson for his “significant contribution to the Cuddington community”.

He worked for many years organising the ticket sales, promotion and fundraising for the Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra.

PC Dan Doherty received an award for his “commitment above and beyond the call of duty over the duration of his role as beat officer”.