This year, WDH launched a campaign to find the unsung heroes that have helped others during the pandemic, to give them a festive surprise just in time for Christmas.
Members of the public were asked to nominate WDH tenants who have shown kindness to others during this particularly difficult year for a chance to win a special gift as a token of gratitude. We were inundated with nominations and received over 200 stories of kindness from across the Wakefield district.
All nominations were entered into a prize draw where 12 generous people chosen at random to receive a special Christmas surprise. Read about the 12 winners and their act of kindness:
Andy Wallhead, WDH’s Chief Executive said: “In these times where negativity seems to be all around us, we wanted to celebrate the good in our communities at Christmas time. We know that there are so many people out there that do good deeds on a daily basis, without a second thought. Congratulations to all the winners, I hope the gifts go some way to showing how appreciated you are. Thank you to every single person who was nominated for showing kindness to others and for having a positive impact in our communities.”
To continue with the community kindness theme, the winner’s prizes were purchased from small local businesses who have been hit hard by pandemic. We want to recognise them as well and say thank you to Binns’ Bakes, Reggie's sweets and treats, The Duck Egg Bakery, Sensology Home Fragrance, K Treats, Adams Bakery, Let’s Get Lathered, Betsy's - Cake and Coffee House, Squires Family Deli, Celebration Corner and The Little Chalet Kitchen.
Thank you to all who participated in this Christmas Kindness Competition. We are proud of our people and our communities.