The High Sheriff of Suffolk Roz Eminson is pleased to announce this year’s shortlist!

We were thrilled this year to receive almost 100 nominations for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2020.

The quality of applications across the board was both astonishing and humbling and it was difficult to know quite where to start with the judging. Having said that, our panel have managed to reach a decision, and create a shortlist of nominees.

The High Sheriff has also personally written to several organisations with a special certificate of recognition, and it’s been lovely to receive messages of excitement and thanks from those who have received one.

In advance of the awards ceremony on March 26th, we would like to let all of Suffolk know how wonderful the nominees are – so please do get involved on social using the hashtag #HighSheriffsAwards2020!

Finally, a massive THANK YOU to those who took the time to nominate for this year’s awards. We invite you all to join us in congratulating this year’s shortlist.

Volunteer of the Year Award (Under 30)

Sam Kelly – IO Radio and Ipswich Community Media

Connor Cobbold – Stowmarket ASD Saturday Clubs

Rifaii Al Nayef – Suffolk Refugee Support


Road To Recovery Award



The Anchor Health and Wellbeing Centre

Green Light Trust

Hope After Suicide Loss

Caring for the Environment Award

The River Gipping Trust

Fiona Unwin of Rubbish Friends

Farlingaye High School Green Council

Strengthen Your Community Award


Jam Community Pot

Gainsborough Community Library

Westleton Village Hall

Sax’cess House

New Group of the Year Award



Lowestoft Boxing Academy

Wenhaston Young People’s Film Night

Emmaus Suffolk

Volunteer of the Year Award (over 30)


Grzegorz Kowalczyk – Orwell Mencap

Rachel Wood – A variety of charities in Newmarket

Kevin Waterson – National Search and Rescue Dogs Association Anglia

Long Service Award

There will be a Special Award for outstanding service that will be a surprise announcement at the Award Ceremony. 


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