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Age in Spain’s Good Neighbour Award sets out to highlight the best examples of neighbourliness in Spain.

The Age in Spain Good Neighbour Award  was established in 2022 in order to acknowledge the often-unsung heroes who go beyond the call of duty to help in their community. Whether through regular volunteering or just helping others from time to time, every act of kindness and support makes a difference. 


In some cases, nominees for the award are people who have done something really significant for their local community; in other cases, grateful neighbours simply want to say thank you to someone who had done them a kindness or gone out of their way to help. 

Anyone can nominate their good neighbour or a person who in their view makes a contribution to their local community that merits a special thank you. All the entries are carefully considered by an international panel with the endorsement of UK Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott. The selected finalists receive a printed certificate and letter of thanks from the President of Age in Spain.  

Do you have a neighbour that you would like to say thank you to? Make sure to take part in our next Award. Sign up for our newsletter and the entry information will be sent to you in one of our regular updates later in the year. 

From Córdoba to the Canaries!
We announce the 2023/2024 winners.

Kimberley Olsson

Kimberley from Torrevieja

'Without Kimberley I don't know what would have happened to him'

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Alan and Sarah from Villena

 ‘My own experience in losing both parents in Spain taught me what was involved' .

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Steve Laidlow from Hondón de los Frailes

 ‘The church that’s alive is worth the drive to help people discover an extraordinary life.’

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Elaine and Alison from Fuerteventura

'There are so many people needing help here and no one to help them'

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Guilia from Córdoba

‘It can be difficult for people who move to Spain to navigate systems'

We’re delighted to announce the results of our Good Neighbour Award which attracted nominations from all over the country, from Cordoba to the Canaries! 


Nominations for the 2023/4 awards were so strong that the international panel of judges has not only declared a winner – but has chosen several others to receive certificates of commendation. Every nominee will receive a certificate acknowledging that they were nominated for an award. 

                                 Which of these wonderful finalists is the overall winner?

And what are the stories that made these nominations stand out?

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What makes for a good neighbour? 
Our 2022 Good Neighbour Award winners share their stories. 
Click here to find out more
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