unsung heroes

Unsung Heroes Awards 2021

Please cast your vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award!

We are delighted that the Unsung Heroes Awards, return this autumn as a live event. This special evening of celebration is set to take place at Wakefield Cathedral, on Friday 1st October.

This will be the fifth year the Community Foundation honour the outstanding contributions made by volunteers from across the Wakefield District. They represent a hidden army that, put simply, changes people’s lives on a daily basis within their local communities. These are the people who go that extra mile by running/organising activities or supporting older people and families to make their lives that bit better.

Following our call for nominations earlier in the year, we were delighted to have a record number of nominees, who came from right across the district and from a huge variety of different areas of activity. The panel then had the unenviable task of picking eleven winners. All of the winning nominees are invited to the awards, which are hosted by TV personality Harry Gration and celebrate the individual achievements of the nominees through a series of short films.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote in the People’s Choice Award sponsored by the Wakefield Express. Voting is now closed but we are delighted that over 2,000 of you pledged your support to your favourite unsung hero.

The winner will be announced, together with the Judge’s Panel overall winner, after the awards have taken place next Friday evening.