Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.
The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.
More than 8,000 votes were cast for the winners:
Best Neighbourhood: Benson Lane Tenants and Residents Association
Community Group: Havercroft Parents Forum
Working with Older People: Brenda Thorpe
Working with Younger People: Kettlethorpe Guardians Boxing Club
Good Neighbour: Lisa Grant
Green Hero: Ben Wormstone and Paula and Terry Armitage
Young Achiever: Louie Jay Smith
Best Garden: Agnes Fyfe
They will now receive £500 to donate to the community group of their choice.
The raffle held on the evening raised over £400 which will be donated to local food banks.
WDH Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “Our Love Where You Live Awards have been a bigger and better success than ever before, with a record-breaking number of votes cast for people and groups who make Wakefield a wonderful place for everyone.
“It is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication that these people put into making their neighbourhoods friendlier, safer and even more enjoyable places to be, and we hope that the £500 donations to their chosen community groups will go a long way to helping continue that work.”