They deserve a medal!

Published on 24th January 2019

The Cheltenham Medal of Honour on a black background

Nominate your hero for the Cheltenham Medal of Honour

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Cheltenham Medal of Honour. The medal recognises the voluntary contribution that local residents have made to their communities.

The nominations are considered by an independent panel and all information is treated on a confidential basis. The award is presented during the Inauguration of the Mayor ceremony which will be held in May.

The 2018 Medal was awarded to Jan Stafford for services to the community.

Mayor of Cheltenham, Cllr Bernie Fisher, says: “Cheltenham is very lucky to have many wonderful local people who give their time freely to help others less fortunate than themselves or who work to make our town a better place to live. The medal of honour is an important way of recognising those who have volunteered their time and energy to make a real difference in our communities.

“If you know a person who has volunteered in this way for at least ten years continuous service, please consider thanking them by nominating them for this annual award.”

For more information on the scheme and a nomination form, contact Jennie Ingram, Cheltenham Medal of Honour Committee, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA, or call 01242 264108.

The closing date for 2019 nominations is Friday 15 March.

For press enquiries contact:, Jemima Lawson communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email

Notes: The award was instigated at the suggestion of the late Sir Charles Irving.

The valuable voluntary contribution made to the community by many people means that each year a judgement has to be made as to who receives the award. The re-submission of nominations that meet the criteria is welcomed.

The period of contribution to the local community should not be less than ten years of continuous service.