This year’s Lewisham Mayor Awards, launched in 2017 to recognise those volunteer time to support others in the borough, will highlight the community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost 200 nominations were made for individuals, young people, community groups, voluntary organisations and local businesses.

To showcase the best of the borough, the Council filmed interviews with some of the outstanding nominees, featuring food banks, a community store, local restaurants and befriending schemes.


Panas Gurkha Restaurant

Downham Mutual Aid 

The Familia Project

The Legendary Community Club

Lewisham Foodbank

A-level student Amy

Feed the Hill

Progress Barbers

Evelyn Community Store

John Morgan

Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan said: “Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the Mayor’s Awards.

"2020 was an incredibly challenging year for our community but the way in which people rallied together to help each other was truly inspiring.

"Hundreds of individual, groups and businesses played an important part in the Lewisham’s community response to COVID and are a credit to the borough.

“2021 is set to be another challenging year and I have no doubt that this year’s awards recipients will continue to do amazing things.”