Thames Valley Housing (TVH) presented their inaugural Neighbour of the Year Award last week to Mick Knight, a resident of Guildford in Surrey who has lived in the area for around 50 years.
Mick was nominated by his neighbour Jo Harrison when entries for the competition opened in early August this year, and was selected out of almost 50 nominees after the entries were reviewed by a small panel before TVH staff members were asked to pick the winner in an online poll.
Mick received the nomination for the care and support he has given to his local community. He has recently recovered from cancer and cares for his wife full-time. In addition to this, he remained active by taking Jo’s late dog Star our for regular walks when she was out at work, also making time to check in on elderly neighbours whilst on his travels to make sure that they were all okay.
Jo Harrison said: “Mick is a genuinely caring man that not only looks after his wife, but also takes care of those around him. I am delighted that he has been chosen as Neighbour of the Year. He truly deserves the recognition.”
Jonathan Buck, Community Investment Officer at Thames Valley Housing said: “We received several incredible nominations for this award. There was a lot of competition and it was difficult to pick just one winner. Mick’s story really resonated with staff members at TVH and we were thrilled to award him as the 2016 Neighbour of the Year.”
Mick also received £250 worth of retail vouchers for his efforts.