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 10,000 votes were cast for this year’s winners.
Best Neighbourhood: Friends of Mellwood House
Community Group: Havercroft Parents Forum
Working with Older People: Ann Bond
Working with Younger People: Rycroft Youth Club
Community Champion: Rachel Speak
Arts and Culture: Chloe Hawkins and SKCA Singing Group
Young Achiever: Kai Brooke
Best Garden: Mr and Mrs Davis
This year WDH have given people even more chances to win! The winners will now receive £200 in prize money and runners up in second and third place will receive £100 and £50 each, thanks to the event sponsors, Sodexo.
The raffle held on the evening raised nearly £400 which will be donated to Wakefield Hospice and Prince of Wales Hospice.
WDH’s 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 prize money they receive will go a long way to helping continue that work.”