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Awards Celebrate Those Who Provide Better Access for Disabled People

Published on: 12 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 14 Nov, 2012

Two Guildford churches are among recipients of the annual Mayor’s Award for Access, that celebrates those who help provide better access for disabled people in the borough

St Saviour’s Church has been given an award for services to the community in the annual Mayor’s Award for Access.

Selected by the Access Group for Guildford, they are the Anglican St Saviour’s Church in Woodbridge Road, and the Roman Catholic St Pius Church in Merrow.

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Jennifer Jordan said: “Improved buildings and services make a positive contribution to the lives of many people in the borough. We work closely with the Access Group throughout the year and these awards highlight the work of our local community to support our aims.”

The winners are:
Gold award for physical access to buildings – West Horsley Methodist Church.
Silver award for physical access to buildings – St Pius X Catholic Church.
Access through sports – Papercourt Sailing Club, Sailability, Send.
Services to the community – St Saviour’s Church, Guildford – special families support group run for parents of children with special needs.
Services to the community – Grace and Flavour – distribution of free fresh vegetables and fruit to the elderly and those in need.
Services to the community – halow – ongoing support provided to young people with a disability.

The awards were presented by the Mayor of Guildford and Jenny Teagle, chairman of the Access Group for Guildford, at the Park Barn Centre.

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