Who is the special someone in your community that goes that extra mile? The person who volunteers to help make other people’s lives that bit better, or simply puts a smile on people’s faces by bringing the community together.
For the sixth year running, the Community Foundation Wakefield District is celebrating 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. They may have run/organised activities, or supported older people and families as we all came to terms with a different way of living. This could include areas such as sport and culture, disability or mental health, illness or bereavement, befriending or caring, delivering medicines or food parcels but they are not exclusive. If you know of someone involved in another activity area, then please nominate them.
All of the winning nominees are invited to the Unsung Heroes Awards at Wakefield Cathedral on Friday 14th October. This special evening of celebration within the stunning backdrop of Wakefield Cathedral, is hosted by TV personality Harry Gration and recognises the outstanding contributions made by the winning nominees through a series of short films.
At the end of the night two special awards are given, including the People’s Choice Award, voted for by Wakefield Express readers and the Overall Winner, chosen by the awards panel.