Wandsworth Campaigner nominated for National Award
Local campaigner Susie Morrow has been nominated for the prestigious Sheila McKechnie Foundation awards. The awards which are in their inaugural year were set up to recognise excellence and innovation in campaigning and to help support those who are using campaigns to stir people into action and address injustices.
Dr Morrow along with the Wandsworth Cycling Campaign was nominated for the Transport category along with one other nominee at an awards ceremony held in the South Bank Centre. Among the achievements celebrated were the campaign to introduce cycle paths in Wandsworth and Tooting Commons, a report into making Clapham Junction more bicycle and pedestrian friendly and opera performed on pedal cycles in Trafalgar Square.
The awards had the high profile endorsement of the Right Hon Gordon Brown MP, Lord Puttnam and Muriel Gray all of whom attended on the night.
‘ I am delighted to be nominated for this award and for Wandsworth Cycling Campaign to be recognised nationally for its efforts. All of us are volunteers and do what we can to help in our local community and I hope that this nomination and the package of support associated with it helps us to further improve conditions for cycling in Wandsworth.
In the end Susie was pipped at the post by another very worthy cause and came in as a runner up however she will receive a package of mentoring, training and shadowing opportunities which will help equip her to bring the joy of cycling to even more people in Wandsworth.