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Arts Award

Amma Gyan

Amma has hugely contributed towards the artistic community by transforming a 162 year old chapel, to create a space that nurtures creativity.

Friends of WACA Award

Linda Haye

Linda has been a champion of WACA for many years. She has consistently promoted, donated, regularly helped with obtaining funding and engaged with members frequently over the years.

Innovation Award


Alex Williams

Alex is the host of the Dial Up open mic sessions and the What's On Watford podcast and a passionate champion of LGBT, diversity and inclusivity across the arts.

Rising Star Award

Ali-Mai Joseph

Ali-Mai is a multi-talented beacon of inspiration in leadership, community service and cultural advocacy.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Angela Wells 

After spending her working life helping others, Angela continues to avidly support WACA in a range of creative ways.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to all our nominees for all of their contributions to our community! 

See the full list of nominees below -


Rhoda Amezado 

Whilst running Ngorli Tuition & Charity Shop, Rhoda works hard to support vulnerable members of the community.

David Lake

Involved with WACA since the 1990's, David led the Supplementary school, Elders Group, Youth and Nursery Projects and more

Peter Taylor

A supporter of WACA during the time he's been in office as Mayor - attending AGMs, events and supporting our mission

Favour Ezefiedi

Dedicated to community engagement, Favour uses her extensive knowledge and experience to help all

Enid Saunders

A generous contributor towards the Watford community and beyond, for the past few decades

Josephine Maynard

One of the first secretaries of WACA, Josephine also initiated the WACA Sickle Cell Support Group

Dawn Williamson

The first Black councillor for Callowland Ward, Dawn has supported WACA for many years

Kean Archibald

Instrumental in running the Elim food bank (first food bank by a black organisation in the area) for many years

Maryam Jazeem

At only 12 years old, Maryam is a multi award winning Qu'ran reciter, public speaker, social activist and kidpreneur

Sammy Alexander

A talented upcoming music artist, dedicated to using his art for positive social change

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