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Winners of this year’s Arundel Community Awards were revealed in a reception at the Town Hall on Thursday 30 November 2023.

Hazel Sampson was the worthy winner of the Community Cup in 2023, for her 50 years of dedicated service to the town’s Brownie and Rainbow groups.

Hazel Sampson with Mayor Tony Hunt

The Young Persons’ Commendation Cups went to Tilly Bondsfield and Isobel Johnson – both girls were commended for their volunteering work at Arundel Brownies and Rainbows and for being positive role models to the younger girls.

Isobel Johnson and TIlly Bondsfield with Mayor Tony Hunt

Community Recognition certificates were awarded to:

  • John Paton for implementing his vision for The Victoria Institute as a thriving community hub
  • Mike Carey for his continued support of The Victoria Institute, his work supporting the Arundel Festival of the Arts and his music at Farmers Market
  • Hillside Stores for their cheerful and helpful support in their community
  • Mary Peach for running Priory Pocket Park and her dedication to getting children and adults out in nature.

Winners, nominees and guests enjoyed refreshments and a chance to catch up with news on community and volunteering projects across the town.

As is customary, Angela Standing was presented with the traditional port and stilton during the evening for her services as Town Crier.

Photography by Nigel Cull