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Community Champion: Angela Thomas 10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Angela Thomas won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards. Angela set up The Bag Fairies in November 2014 at The Pavilion, South Kirkby. The group supports anyone in need in the local community.  Angela and the group have provided clothing for people, ranging from new-borns to older people, as well as providing bedding, towels and homewares for the homeless and vulnerable who are moving into their own accommodation. The Bag Fairies are self-funded and rely solely on donations, there is no referral service and customers can just call in when they need to. They also provide a number of personal hygiene toiletries to the vulnerable and homeless and work closely with WDH Cash Wise to support families in need.  The group is going from strength to strength and their room is packed to the rafters with donations. Angela goes above and beyond to help and all of this is done in her own time. On winning the award, she said: “Community is not just a word, it is an attitude. Bag fairies is a community in action reaching out to help all those around us who are vulnerable and in need, so I am delighted to have won this award on their behalf.”

WDH and Termrim build 20 new homes in South Kirkby6 April 2018

Published 6 April 2018
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built twenty new homes in South Kirkby and made improvements for local residents.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Arts and Culture Award 2016: Chloe Hawkins (SKCA Singing Group)27 October 2016

Published 27 October 2016
Chloe Hawkins and the SKCA Singing Group won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever 2016: Kai Brooke26 October 2016

Published 26 October 2016
Kai won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

We are 10 - and so is Ben!24 March 2015

Published 24 March 2015
Ben Appleton has certainly got something to celebrate - he shares his 10th birthday with us!

Youth project on a roll thanks to WDH12 March 2015

Published 12 March 2015
Young people in South Kirkby have a bright future in their youth club thanks to WDH’s Love Where You Live scheme.

Crafty Kirkby kids get Hepworth helping hand3 December 2014

Published 3 December 2014
South Kirkby teenagers have been putting their arts and crafts skills to good use by creating a sign for their youth club, with help from WDH and The Hepworth Wakefield.
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WDH donates two computers to South Kirkby Youth Club25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
A youth club in South Kirkby has been given an IT boost, having recently received two computers courtesy of WDH.
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Youth club supported to provide local sports activities18 September 2014

Published 18 September 2014
Youngsters from South Kirkby are being encouraged to try new sports thanks to both a national grant and support from WDH and Wakefield Council.
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