Lambeth celebrates winners of the Lambeth Civic Awards 2024

16 February 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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The Lambeth Civic Awards returned this year, celebrating the community that make Lambeth a better place for all.  The award ceremony was held on 7 February in The Assembly Hall at Lambeth Town Hall.  

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Lambeth celebrates winners of the Lambeth Civic Awards 2024

Residents of Lambeth were asked to nominate local individuals, groups and organisations that do amazing work in the borough. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the incredible work that Lambeth’s community does to help others. 

During the six-week nomination period Lambeth Council received over 370 nominations. From these, 57 finalists were shortlisted for 11 categories, with 12 award winners on the night.  

Councillor Claire Holland, Leader of the Council, said: “In Lambeth we have an incredible business community and a passionate voluntary sector, and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate them at the Civic Awards . Everyone who was nominated cares deeply about making Lambeth the best place it can be.  

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the Civic Awards this year and those who continue to work tirelessly to make Lambeth an amazing place to live in.” 

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Leisure, and Sport, said: “I had a wonderful time at the Civic Awards.  It was a brilliant night, and getting the chance to celebrate all the excellent work everyone does was really a privilege.  

“Huge congratulations to the winners, runner ups and finalists for all the amazing work they do for Lambeth.  I was so grateful to hear all your amazing stories and celebrate with you all.” 

The award ceremony celebrated all the finalists who we are proud to announce along with the winners of each award category:   

Sporting Achievement Award  

Winner: St Matthew’s Project  

Runner up: Jochebed Frimpong 

Finalists: Hussein Hussein, Omari Hunte, Sammy McKay 

Commitment to Climate Justice Award 

Winner: Climate Ed 

Runner up: Streatham Common Co-operative (SCCOOP)  

Finalists: Claire McDonald, Herne Hill Forum, Norwood Forum  

Artistic & Cultural Achievement Award    

Winner: Ne Kunda Nlaba  

Runner up: Ryan J. Matthews-Robinson  

Finalists: Pamela Price, Henrique Sungo, The Boury Academy 

Outstanding Business Award 

Winner: Black Culture Market  

Runner up: VAULT Festival  

Finalists: Kelly-Jade Nicholls, The Platform Café, Young Creators UK (YCUK) 

Safer Lambeth Award 

Winner: Ecosystem Coldharbour  

Runner up: BIGKID Foundation  

Finalists: Lorraine Jones, Umer Khalid, Wallee McDonnell  

Equity & Justice Award 

Winner: Ted Brown 

Runner up: Bilkis Miah 

Finalists: Angie Gomez, Natasha Pencil, Tinashé Mandimika  

Councillors’ Choice – Innovative Local Service Award 

Winner: Twanieka Alcindor 

Runner up: Jean Kerrigan  

Finalists: Clifton Oddman, Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator and Hazel Turay   

Lambeth Young Achiever Award 

Winner: Abdoulaziz Lelo Ndambi  

Runner up: Weze Antonio 

Finalists: Brandon Ponce-Carvajal, Charmaine Osunde, Micah Ingram   

Volunteer of the Year Award 

Winner: David Dandridge 

Runner up: Sita Gnanamoorthy 

Finalists: Nurdin Jahar, Simon Hooberman, The JESSUP Committee Group  

Lambeth Heroes: Outstanding Service to Lambeth Award 

Winner: Mala Naicker  

Runner up: Mary Ekenachi  

Finalists: Antony George, Kirsty Oliveira, Lorraine Jones   

Lambeth Excellence – Mayor’s Choice Award 

Winner: Olive Branch Aid 

Special Recognition Award 

Winner: Itua Moses & Wyn Mowatt, 2 Brewers 

Runner up: Francklin Evagle 

Finalists: Autism Voice, Ebinehita Iyere and The Friends of Windmill Gardens 


You can learn more about the Civic Awards at