Unsung Heroes – Become a sponsor

The Community Foundation Wakefield District’s Unsung Heroes annual event recognises the hard work and valued contributions of local people within their communities.

This year’s nominees include those that have donated their time and efforts to their local food bank and street kitchen; people who felt compelled to drive thousands of miles to support residents in Ukraine, after hearing about the war on the news; as well as people running schemes that prevent landfill from being overrun with school uniforms, baby clothes and other basic items when people in need can make very good use of them.

It’s incredibly humbling to see the impact these local champions have across the district. Our 2022 Unsung Heroes awards is not just set to be a fantastic event—a celebration of kindness, empathy and humanity—it also gives the nominees the recognition they rightly deserve.

This year’s ceremony takes place on Friday October 14, 2022, at Wakefield Cathedral. The awards are actively promoted in the local media and across various social media platforms. Sponsors include Wakefield Council, Wakefield District Housing, Trinity Walk and more, and tickets can still be purchased by contacting unsung.heroes@wakefieldcf.org.uk. Individual tickets are priced at £85 and a table of ten is £750.

And there’s still time to snap up the last couple of sponsorship slots at the event. Interested parties have the chance to align their company’s name and branding with one of the awards on the night, as well as being able to reap the rewards that come from the various promotional opportunities the event presents. Your company could join a select few organisations that will play a prominent part at this year’s Unsung Heroes’ ceremony.

Friends and family of the ten nominees, and members of the public, will not only be present at the ceremony, they will also determine who wins the overall award on the night through votes cast with the local papers and via the Foundation’s website. The sponsoring of one of the Unsung Heroes’ awards will elevate your company’s presence and actively demonstrate your corporate social responsibilities. We believe that Unsung Heroes’ Partnership Sponsors are key to making this year’s event an unforgettable evening.

Over the last few years, the ceremony’s host has been Harry Gration, who had this to say after last year’s event, ‘It was the most emotional and uplifting awards ceremony I have EVER been involved in. By the end of the evening, I was a jabbering wreck. I was moved by the presence of love and respect in the room.’ We will certainly miss Harry’s presence this year and wish to pay equal tribute to a wonderful ambassador of the Foundation.

If you would like more information about our sponsorship packages, contact the Foundation via the email address above, or call 07711 124118.