30 October 2018

Congratulations 'Super Sedley'!

Sedley Wilson is a KeyRing Member in Croydon. As well as doing lots of volunteering with KeyRing over the years he also supports many projects in his community. He was recently given an award for this work.


On Monday 15th October Sedley went to the Mayor of London's 'Team of London Awards'. These awards are for people and groups who do voluntary work in London. Sedley was given an 'Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering - Long Service Award'.

Andrew Slegg, a Person-Centred Planning Co-ordinator in Croydon who has known Sedley for a long time went with him.

"I was honoured to accompany Sedley Wilson to the Mayor of London’s ‘Team London’ Awards for individuals and groups who do voluntary work in London. Sedley was nominated for his tireless voluntary work with:

  • the fantastic self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities, Croydon People First, (of whom he is the Chairman),
  • the wonderful Club Soda who provide amazing social and arts-related opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Croydon,
  • the Croydon Learning Disability Partnership Board
  • Croydon Council’s ‘Leisure Link’ Group
  • the Croydon Learning Disability Adults Commissioning Team’s ‘Making a Difference ‘Group
  • Croydon Mencap
  • Croydon ‘Gig Buddies’
  • ‘Imagine’ – supporting people with Mental Health issues to learn computer skills
  • the much loved and internationally known Crystal Palace Subway Heritage group

So it was great to see Sedley receive an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering – Long Service Award’ from the Deputy Mayor of London, Matthew Ryder, for the many years of fantastic voluntary work that he has done, selflessly helping others despite his own learning and physical disabilities.

It was a great occasion at City Hall and Sedley got one of the biggest cheers of the night when he was described as a “true Croydon legend’ as he took to the stage to receive his award.

We’re most fortunate to have Sedley helping in so many ways to make such an amazing difference to the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues in Croydon.

Thank you Sedley. You’re a good man."