Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award



                                           Citizen of the Year 2019

This Year the award goes to two people who are passionate volunteer workers

 This year’s winners are also aligned with one of the Lions five projects which the club is keen to support and is something that affects so many people in our community, often without people realising they have this, it is Diabetes

Both of the winners organise and facilitate the Wolverhampton Diabetes peer support group for people in the area with diabetes.

They source speakers and promote the group locally so as many people as possible, not only those who live with diabetes, but their friends, family or carers, have access to the support they need.

Adjusting to the knowledge that the person or a family member has diabetes takes time, and it is often very helpful to meet others who have been through a similar situation, this is the platform that this group works hard to provide.

The group attracts people from varied backgrounds and communities and our winners make everyone feel welcome and supported, these Peer support groups, such as the one run by our two worthy winners offer information, understanding, help and support at an important time

Our winners also support the local Diabetes group in local awareness events and talks so they can raise awareness of diabetes far and wide throughout Wolverhampton, they have supported Diabetes UK to deliver talks to marginalised communities, including organisations that work with those who have mental and emotional health needs.

One of our winners was also a service champion volunteer for Diabetes UK where she sat on the Wolverhampton diabetes network to represent the views of people with diabetes. Through the work she did with this network she was able to campaign for better care and services for people living with diabetes. Our other winner has been a volunteer at Compton Care and New Cross hospital and for the last 13 years has been a co-ordinator for The Inspirational Ladies Group, the group organises Line and Ballroom dancing as well as Yoga and Zumba classes, the group has members who are both able boded and disabled.

Both of our winners are enthusiastic volunteers and passionate about raising awareness of diabetes.

It is with great pleasure Wolverhampton Lions Club announce that the winners of the Citizen of the Year Award 2019 goes to Lucinda Dell and Pam Sunar

 Both Lucinda and Pam's names will also be added to the Lions Club Roll of Honour Shield which shows the names of all the previous winners of the award  

Wolverhampton Lions Club is Proud & Privileged

To Name & Honour

Lucinda Dell and Pam Sunar as Citizens of the Year 2019

The Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award was first presented by the club in 1977, and has been presented every year since to a person nominated by the members of public. The award is a way of acknowledging a persons good work and the help they have given to their community, neighbourhood or friends, the award has also been presented to local people for doing work above and beyond their duties at work.

Over the years all the past worthy winners of this award have represented the many and varied charities, groups, organisations, schools and neighbourhoods they have helped or gave assistance to, other winners of the award have fund-raised in all so many different ways for their local organisations.

In the past the winners of this award have given their time to help their local community, their neighbourhood, a local charity, group or organisation, some have given their free time, help, encouragement and assistance in running an out of hours school group or a local youth group or youth project. 

The Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award allows members of the public to recognise and to acknowledge the work that these unsung heroes do and to say thank you to them. The winner of the award receives a cheque for £150 for the charity, group or organisation of their choice, a Personalised Award Plaque and their names will be added to the roll of honour on the clubs Citizen of the Year Award plaque that shows all the previous winners of the award.

The winner of the Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award plus one guest will be invited as guests of the club to the Wolverhampton Lions Club annual Charter Night Dinner where they will be presented with the award and the cheque for their chosen charity, other guests will also be able to attend the evening to support the winner of this prestigious award.






We are looking for people to be nominated for this award, if any member of the public knows of a person who works tirelessly and gives their time to improve the lives of others, who gives help and assistance to a charity, group, organisation, school or neighbourhood, or a person who gives their time, help and assistance to those less able and less fortunate, someone who has done a special or extraordinary fund-raising event for a local charity or group, someone who cares for or serves their local community but has done so without looking for thanks or recognition, then this is your chance to say thank you to that person by nominating them for the Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award.

The nominated person must work or raise funds for local charities, groups or communities in the Wolverhampton area or South Staffordshire area's of Wombourne, Coven, Brewood, Codsall, Perton, Swindon, Lower Penn, Seisdon, Trysull or Featherston.

The nominated person should be over the age of 18 at the time of nomination, Please send details of the person you wish to nominate, tell us what they have done or the work that they do and why they have been nominated for this award, please also add your name, address and a contact phone number and if possible a contact address and phone number for the person you are nominating plus any letters of support

The award will be presented at the Clubs Charter Dinner which is held in October, the winner of the award plus one guest will be invited to attend the evening as guests of the club to receive the award, other friends and family may also attend the evening if they wish, however there will be a small charge to attend the evening, full details will be given to the winner of the Award, Wolverhampton Lions Club will look at all nominations received and it will be the club who decides who is the winner of the Citizen of the Year Award 

The closing date for the 2022 nominations will be 

Monday 19th September 2022

This date is subject to change at the discretion of Wolverhampton Lions Club

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