Award-winning Simon began volunteering over two years ago with the Newham Volunteer Programme and at Thames21 and has a passion and commitment to working with volunteers with a history of mental health problems.
Simon said: “It feels very humbling and flattering to be nominated, but the greatest reward is being in a position to help give something back to others on or been on a similar road to myself.”
Simon said that he felt inspired by the passion and enthusiasm that all the award winners have for putting others before themselves.
The award ceremony took place at the Council’s AGM at the Old Town Hall in Stratford, East London. Along with 49 other winners, Simon was presented with his award of Olympic tickets to the to the Men’s 1500m Final and the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final by Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham.