The Sheila McKechnie Foundation has announced the winners of its 2009 campaigning awards.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights organisation Liberty, environmental campaigner Tony Juniper and former Church of England envoy Terry Waite presented awards at the ceremony, hosted by Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow.
Among those to receive awards were Tom Royston from the Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau, who has been campaigning to highlight the cost of phoning 0800 government numbers from mobile phones for the 50 per cent of CAB clients that he claims do not have access to landlines.
Raphael Ahenu, a Ghanaian journalist campaigning for clean water and sanitation in 100 communities across Ghana, was also recognised for her achievements.
Jon Snow, a patron of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, said: "I am thrilled to be standing here with these wonderful awards. The sheer diversity of the people who have both been nominated and eventually won these awards is itself a testament to the kind of work that we remember Sheila for."
Lea Misan for Educating Youth in Social Action, Act for Change
Tom Royston for Hung Up: the cost of contacting government from a mobile phone, Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau
Shilpa Shah for Akashi for Cambridge Carbon Footprint
Daniel Hutley for SKIP (Students for Kids International Projects)
Raphael Ahenu for Access to Clean Water and Sanitation Campaign, Ghana
International Young Campaigner
Nixon Odoyo for Keeping Girls in School Kenya
London Social Justice Award
Renuka Bhakta for Save Amardeep, Kindred Minds Project, Southwark Mind
Aisling Finn, Emilie Katogo, Hannah Reilly, Rachel Dada, Aisling O'Rourke and Emily Numutaako for Pay Fair, Live Fair: Say NO to slavery, its soo last season, La Sainte Union, Camden
David Watkins for A Day In Hand
Laura Ferguson for A Well Used, Safe, Princess Mary Gate to Schools Cycle Route, Get Wendover Cycling
Women Creating Change
Emma and Abi Moore for PinkStinks: the campaign for real role models
Barbara Soetan for Visible Women, Elevation Networks Trust