Ordinary people who do extraordinary things

Unsung Heroes of the Wakefield District

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Following on from the 2017 Unsung Heroes event which recognised 13 extraordinary individuals, who made a difference to their local community, the nominations are now open for 2018.

Organised by the Wakefield District Community Foundation, the awards give public recognition to volunteers who run/organise activities or contribute in any way to helping their local community or district.

The nominations can be in ANY area such as:

  • Sport - do they run a sports club, are they coaching...
  • Disability - do they provide a support service, social club....
  • Mental health - do they support people with dementia, depression...
  • Arts - do they run a drama group, art classes...
  • Befriending - do they visit the local elderley or those who are isolated...
    This is just an example, if you know someone else, nominate them!

Say thank you to the person you know who volunteers their time and delivers something extraordinary?

Deadline for entries is Friday 16th March.

Have your say and nominate your hero now!

Nomination Someone

Nominees must

  • Volunteer their own time however little that is
  • Deliver their benefit in the Wakefield District
  • Be of any age (10 or above) and any sector of society
  • Be nominated by an individual, voluntary organisation or business in the district

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Unsung Hero Awards 2018

After the phenomenal success of the 1st annual Unsung Heroes Awards we are pleased to announce that this year’s awards will be held on Friday 8th June 2018 at Unity House.

We are hoping to top last year’s emotional event when we were able to recognise 13 people who gave their time voluntarily to help others. They came from all corners of our District and dealt with all manner of issues and we expect to hear further tear jerking stories again this year of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

This is your opportunity to thank them for their efforts and to show your commitment to making our district a better place to be and do business in.

Hosted once again by Christa Ackroyd, why not book a table, invite your customers, suppliers or business partners? Tables of 10 cost only £600, includes a three course dinner and fabulous champagne reception.

Check out photos from last years Unsung Heroes Awards.


The Unsung Heroes Awards 2018

Date: 6.30pm, Friday, 8 June, 2018

Location: Unity House, Westgate, Wakefield

Hosted by: Christa Ackroyd

Tickets: £60 each, Table of 10 - £600

Buy Tickets

Tickets include 3 course meal and champagne reception.

Sponsorship packages are also available

For more information email us at info@wakefieldcf.org.uk or telephone 01924 239 181.

Make a one off donation above via Local Giving, or learn about how you can help.


Make a one off donation above via Local Giving, or learn about how you can help.