2022 Winners and finalists
They have also won this year’s Community Group Award.
Tunbridge Wells Repair Café is seen by many as a place to come and socialise. It’s friendly and, helpful while promoting environmental responsibility by repairing household objects so they don’t have to be replaced. Volunteers give up their time and offer their skills for the good of others.
The group of volunteers meet once a month and repair items from toasters to toys, from laptops to lamps. Whether it is a cherished teddy bear with a missing eye or a useful kitchen gadget the repairers bring an astonishing wealth of experience and creative ways to solve a wide variety of problems.
Today’s ‘throwaway culture’ means far too many things go to waste when a small repair can give an item a new lease of life. The Repair Café therefore provides a valued service to the community.
10 awards in total were given out at this year’s ceremony, ranging from Community Group and Green Business to Young Sports Achiever and Volunteer of the Year.
The winners and finalists for all the awards were:
Community Group Award
Winner - Tunbridge Wells Repair Café
- Finalist: Crossroads Care Kent
- Finalist: Southborough SOS
Charity of the Year Award
Winner - Life and Soul Youthwork
- Finalist: Nourish Community Foodbank
- Finalist: Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (DAVSS)
Sportsperson/Team of the Year Award
Winner - Cranbrook Juniors Football Club
- Finalist: Bayham and Lamberhurst Bowls Club
- Finalist: Simon Parsons
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
Winner - Cameron Head
- Finalist: Benny Fiddimore
Volunteer of the Year Award
Winner - Mary Breslin
- Finalist: Chris Murphy
- Finalist: Linda Rout
Young Sports Achiever of the Year Award
Winner - Harley Curtis-Lawrence
- Finalist: Cranbrook Juniors Football Club - Under 10’s
- Finalist: Alexander Dunmall
Good Neighbour Award
Winner - Emma Walker
- Finalist: Irene Graham-Leigh
- Finalist: John Baker
Green Household Award
Winner - Rachel Harris
- Finalist: Marieke De Jonge
Green Business Award
Winner - TN Card
- Finalist: Tunbridge Wells Repair Café
- Finalist: Happy Hair