St Luke's Awarded the Mayor’s Civic Award Every year, Islington honours their unsung community heroes with the Mayor’s Civic Awards and, having risen to the challenges of the last year, the team at St Luke's was honoured to have been recognised this year! This last year has been one of unprecedented challenges for the whole community, and with the help of incredible volunteers, trustees, staff, and supporters, we have been able to support our local community with a range of services. With the help of volunteers and staff, our Food Hub has distributed almost 70 tonnes of donated food to residents struggling financially and supported over 140 households. During the pandemic staff and volunteers have also: made over 2000 befriending and wellbeing calls to isolated elders and those feeling anxious or lonely; delivered over 400 Christmas gifts to children, pensioners and vulnerable residents; created an online Job Club; introduced a ‘Take-away’ Lunch Club and arranged picnics in the park to help residents stay connected. We're so grateful to have been recognised and awarded the 2021 Mayor's Civic Award and would like to thank our staff, trustees, volunteers, and supporters for making this possible! Although the usual annual awards night couldn’t happen this year because of the ongoing pandemic, we were honoured to welcome the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Janet Burgess to the centre to present the St Luke's team with the award.