The award recognises those people, or groups, who’ve made an exceptional contribution to the life of the city and are presented in May each year at the city council’s annual meeting by the incoming Mayor.
Nomination forms should be returned by 31 December 2013
City of Southampton Awards were presented to the following People and Organisations at Mayor Making on Wednesday 18 May 2011
City of Southampton Albion Band
The City of Southampton Albion Band was founded in 1920 and since then has been part of the City’s heritage, cultural and community scene playing at the Dell (Southampton Football Club’s old ground) for over 40 years. The band is made up of volunteers and contributes a great deal to the musical life of the City from playing the cruise lines away from the quayside to performing annually at the City’s Remembrance Service whatever the weather.
Philip has been a volunteer driving for the disabled for many years to enable them to go to their clubs and activities that they possibly wouldn’t have access to if it wasn’t for people like Philip giving up their time. In addition he escorts parties of elderly people to lunch groups or on holiday trips and also ensures that they are escorted safely back in to their homes safely at the end of their trip. Philip is always willing to give his time and energy to help people in any way he can.
Patrick Sanford and Kate Anderson
From all of the supporting letters we received for this nomination it is clear that not only do Patrick and Kate do a sterling ‘day’ job in being involved with the Nuffield Theatre but regularly take their roles into the wider community to engage young people in particular in all aspects of drama and theatre when they may not have otherwise had the opportunity. They give their time freely to many local performing groups and their personal passion and enthusiasm for their work has benefitted the local community enormously