Recipients of the Wirral Award

Wirral Award 2022 recipients

Christine Allen

For voluntary work, including with Birkenhead Forum Housing Association, as a Justice of the Peace at Birkenhead Court, with the Life Expectancy Wirral project and at Make It Happen.

Alan Chape

For chairing Conservation Areas Wirral since the group was formed a decade ago, for helping Council officers draft the conservation aspects of the new local plan, and for organising the Secret Gardens of Oxton.

Rev. Jeff Hughes, Rev. Jeff Staples and Canon Philip Moor VG

For providing support to the local community following the terrible events that took place in Wallasey Village on Christmas Eve.

Peter Jenkins

For his work voluntary work as a driving force behind Wirral Archaeology and giving all of his free time to heritage projects.

Bernadette King

For providing services to disadvantaged and vulnerable children and adults as chief executive of WEB Merseyside.

Alan McKeon

For his hard work as a local Community Police Inspector, which includes supporting various community events, including Woodlands Park Weekend, a borough-wide youth football event, homeless awareness days, and a community tidy-up.

Mark McNally

For his work as Chair, President and Treasurer of the historic Birkenhead Park Rugby Club and for turning the club around to once again become a thriving hub of the local community.

Diana Tuohy

For making the Delamere Centre a real hub for the residents of Eastham and developing a key role for the centre during the pandemic.

Lindsey Whitley

For setting-up Wirral Wombles, a group that litter picks the highways and byways, pavements, parks and coastlines across our borough..

Wirral Award 2021 recipients

Mr Clint Agard

For his work in the community over the past 15-20 years, founding Wirral Change. 

Mr Dennis Boyd

For his exceptional service over many years including the renovation of Mayer Hall and the formation of the Joseph Mayer Community Trust and his involvement in the Friends of Higher Bebington Park.

Mr Howard Mortimer

For his exceptional service to heritage on Wirral over 40 years as a Council Officer then as Chair of Wirral Archaeology.

Mrs Hilda Cunningham

For looking after 100s of children on many youth clubs and after school clubs and providing them with stability and a caring environment.

Wirral Award 2020 recipients

Billy Townley

For his work as a volunteer for over 25 years in the Leasowe Community Centre and in particular the Autumn Club.

Brighter Bebington

For volunteer work since 1992 tidying up Bebington and improving the environment.

Dennis Clegg

For his tremendous service to the residents of Heswall through activities connected to the Heswall Society.

Julie Anglesey

For working as a tutor at Autism Together and going above and beyond in providing support.

June Fogg

For her volunteer work as a Pastoral Worker at Christ Church, Higher Bebington including a Befriending Service to the lonely and isolated citizens during the Pandemic.

Susan Nicholas

For her tireless work for over 50 years as a volunteer for the Birkenhead YMCA.

Angela Gilmore

For her service to the community as Brown Owl of St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Seacombe after 29 years of service.

Barbara Lamb

For supporting the Freedom Programme since its’ inception including raising funds and providing counselling.

Danny De Brabander

For his fundraising work for UTS Foundation, Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, Maggie’s Centre, Cancer Research UK, Arrowe Park Critical Care Team and Wirral Food Bank.

Mike Jones

For over 40 years’ service to the New Brighton Lifeboat Station.

Tony Jones

For over 40 years’ service to the New Brighton Lifeboat Station.

Wirral Award 2019 recipients

Barbara Carrington

For her exceptional service to the community of Wallasey Village and work with the Friends of Wallasey Village Library.

Carol Seery

For her involvement in a huge spectrum of horticultural and community activities.

Malcolm and Frances Perry

For collecting litter from Bromborough Common for over 30 years and disposing of it or recycling it.

Ann Wells

For her distinguished service to the Independent School Appeals Panel, over 32 years of service in a voluntary role with many years as Chair of the Panel.

Damien Prescott

For reducing social isolation for men across the local community, providing support and discussing any issues or problems.

Frances Brereton

For his continuous service to the RNLI since 1973 saving a number of lives.

Patricia Croft (posthumously)

For her commitment and hard work as a youth worker for over 32 years.

Wirral Award 2018 recipients

Mrs Samantha Simpson

For her work as a volunteer at the Council Kennels since 2011 which became Friends of Birkenhead Kennels and becoming Chair in 2013.  Sam has worked over 40 hours per week voluntarily. 

Mr Stephen Ross

For helping local disadvantaged people through his work and being fully engaged in his passion for wildlife and animals.  He became Chairman of the Wirral Women’s Refuge until 2017 when he was made patron.

Mr Rob Dolphin and Mr Brian Sinton

For their work involved with the Friends of Flaybrick – founded in 1993.

Mrs Elizabeth Davey

For her outstanding contribution to the promotion of the history and heritage of the Wirral.

Mrs Jane Owens

For her voluntary involvement with schools and education in Wirral.

Bebington Church Lads Church Girls Brigade

For providing a youth organisation welcoming children and young people of all faiths and none.

Wirral Award 2017 recipients

Mr Allan Murray

For his service to water polo over the course of his lifetime since the early 60’s providing international recognition for many.  Mr Murray continued to attend every training session, match and committee meeting at age 80.

Kenneth Button

For his work as a volunteer at Claire House Hospice for 14 years every Thursday. 

Mrs Anne Parsons

For her volunteer work at the Beaconsfield Centre for over 20 years and who has run a youth club and been involved in the feeding Birkenhead Programme.

Mr Ian Grant

For his charity work including raising money for many causes, his Community Life Champion employee role for the past four years and his involvement with the Mayor’s Charity appeal since 2010.

Mr Ibrahim Syed

For giving up his spare time to bring communities together and being a role model for the Muslim community. 

Mr Jon Spindler

For his support work for people with special needs.

Wirral Award 2016 recipients

Mr Allan Stocker

For dedicated commitment to the Scouts Association for over 50 years.

Mr Sean Trodden

For commitment to the restoration of Venture Boxing Club as established by his father in 1978.

Mr Dave Rogers

For committed involvement in Judo for 65 years, including his current involvement in the running of the club at 80 years old. 

Mr Dean Godwin, Mr Craig Boniface and Mr John Kirby

For dedicated public service through their involvement in saving a man’s life whilst carrying out bin collection duties for BIFFA. 

Neo Community Café

For dedicated work in the community in both Leasowe and Rock Ferry for the last five years as part of the Feeding Britain Project.

Major Derek Adcock

For committed work for the Calday Combined Cadet Force since 1993. 

Mr Lawrence Watts

For dedicated commitment to the Sea Scouts and Scouts Association for over 50 years. 

Eileen Turner

For outstanding commitment and service to the community.

Mrs Violet Croft

For outstanding commitment and dedication and service to the community. 

Mr Mike and Mrs Jan Forster

For distinguished service to the communities of Hoylake and Meols. 

Mr Peter Pemberton

For committed involvement in the Christian Community around the Rock Ferry area and being a devoted Foster Carer for over 50 years