Prestigious Leeds Award given to two hard-working residents

Jean Johnson, with the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Jean Johnson, with the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Two Leeds residents have been awarded one of the city’s highest civic awards in recognition of their dedication to helping others.

Jean Johnson and professor Monty Losowsky have received the Leeds Award, which recognises those who have made a huge difference in the city. Their awards were approved by councillors of all parties at March’s meeting of council.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor David Congreve, said: “There can be no doubt given the tremendous achievements of Jean and professor Losowsky that they both are fully deserving of this accolade.”

Jean, 85, is chair of Armley Helping Hands and has also helped at local Brownies, Girl Guides and Scout groups for 60 years.

Professor Losowsky was nominated for his contribution to medical education and research both in Leeds and at a national level. His achievements include establishing a department of medicine at St James’s Hospital, serving as a dean at the School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1989 to 1994, and writing nine published books.


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