A tenant from Wimbledon has been highly commended for a Community Champion award. Pamela Bromwich, 72, who lives at Anchor’s Louie Black House in Elm Grove, was nominated by Emily Anderson for always going the extra mile helping her community.

Over 600 nominations were sent in for Anchor’s Happy Living Awards for those who live with Anchor who is England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in May 2014 with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Silver Surfer, Best Grandparent, Community Champion and Carer of the Year.

Pamela Bromwich, who has lived at Louie Black House for eight years since retiring from her role as manager at another Anchor housing scheme, is thrilled to be highly commended in the Community Champion category. She said: “I am over the moon to have been nominated by Emily. It is important to have a good community spirit. I like to help the community organising trips and activities for Louie Black House and the local community to get involved in.”

Neighbour Emily Anderson, 90, who is thankful for all the energy Pamela puts in to Louie Black House and the wider Wimbledon community, said: “Pam is a real star, always organising something for us all to get involved in.

“She gets the whole community together for fun social events on occasions like St George’s Day, Easter, Christmas, royal weddings, Ascot and special birthdays.

“Whenever she puts on a party, Pam makes cakes, table decorations, food and drink without ever expecting any recognition or praise – she is very modest.

“Although she is suffering with health problems, her enthusiasm and support creates a real community spirit in Louie Black House.”
A customer panel came together before Christmas to judge those nominated, and winners of the six categories were announced at the end of January.

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