The Plumstead Make Merry was recognised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich when its Chair, Sarah Harper was given a Community Civic Award.

Sarah Harper, was successfully nominated for an award for her energy and passion in the planning and evaluation over the past eleven years, which has revitalised the Plumstead Make Merry, the longest running community run festival in the Borough.

After receiving the award, Sarah said, “It’s great to have the Plumstead Make Merry festival recognised, this award is a testament to the hard work that a small group of volunteers put into creating the event each year. I accept this on behalf of all of the committee members, present and past, that are so dedicated to providing this festival for our local community”.

Over forty exceptional people, who have made outstanding contributions, were honoured.

Worthy winners received their awards from the Leader of the Borough, Councillor Denise Hyland, at Woolwich Town Hall on Thursday 22 March and the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Councillor Peter Brooks. Chief Executive Debbie Warren also congratulated winners at the sixth annual event which included entertainment from Millennium Performing Arts.

Awards were presented across seven categories – community, act of courage, young person’s outstanding achievement, volunteer, sporting achievement, lifetime achievement and arts and entertainment.

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