04 March, 2018 - By Leyla Williams

West London Welcome Director Wins Civic Honours Award

Joanne MacInnes receiving her award with Labour peer Alf Dubs

We are proud to announce that one of our directors at West London Welcome, Joanne MacInnes, has won the Civic Honours award for ‘Acts of Courage and Compassion’ at Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s inaugural Civic Honours.

The awards, which were held on the evening of Thursday 1 March 2018, shone a light on ‘community heroes’ in the borough.

Hammersmith and Fulham Refugees Welcome (HFRWG) said of Joanne’s win: ‘We are immensely proud that Joanne MacInneswon the Civic Hours award for “Acts of Courage and Compassion.” Joanne is a driving force of HFRWG, working incredibly hard to help refugees settle into the borough. She faced stiff competition to win the award, particularly from another member of the team: Clare Burnet, who was nominated in the same category. Both we feel were worthy winners.’

Stephen Cowan, Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader, said of the awards: ‘Hearing all the wonderful things the nominees have done for our community makes me incredibly proud to call H&F home. One of the most important signs of a civilised society is how we look after each other. Those who make the effort to engage in civic life and improve things for all do precisely that. It was an honour for us to be able to celebrate their efforts.’