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WDH’s winners all love where they live

Published 8 October 2018

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 11,500 votes were cast for this year’s winners:

  • Respect Champion: Matthew Poxon, Alex Mossop and Callum Hirst
  • Community Group: 5 Towns Community Radio
  • Working with Older People: The Open Heart Memory Café
  • Digital in the Community: Friends of Fryston Woods
  • Community Champion: Angela Thomas
  • Arts and Culture: Tom’s Club
  • Young Achiever:  Bobbie Lea Poxon
  • Best Garden: Rob Stringer

This year WDH has given people even more chances to win! The winners of first place 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 over £320 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.”

Click here to view the photo's that were taken on the night.

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