The winners of the Best Neighbour award were visibly shaken as they were honoured at last year’s County Times Community Awards.
Husband and wife Andrew and Paula Morgan, who were nominated for their work with Horsham District Neighbourhood Watch, could not believe they had won the prize.
After the ceremony, Paula said: “It was exciting and an honour - it means an awful lot.”
Many of the previous winners of this award have been nominated for their neighbourly attitude, but in addition to that, Andrew and Paula’s work in the community made them standout candidates.
Neighbourhood Watch chairman Andrew Moffat surprised the couple with a pre-recorded message.
Mr Moffat was unable to attend on the night but said ‘they thoroughly deserved’ the prize for all the work they put in, especially in respect of the Junior Citizenship Scheme and establishing a Junior Neighbourhood Watch.
Nominations for this year’s County Times Community Awards have been flooding in.
But we want to hear about even more community stars in our quest to find the most community-minded people from across the Horsham district.
Simply complete the form on this page and send it to us to nominate a deserving person or group for one of 16 awards - ranging from the care for animals award to the health worker award.
In addition, this year it is possible to nominate online.
Click here to view the online form.
Last year’s event saw laughter, joy and tears as dozens of community champions were celebrated, while last month’s inaugural County Times Youth Awards honoured some of the Horsham district’s wonderful young people.
This year’s Community Awards, to be held on Tuesday November 18, promises to continue with the heartwarming community.