WDH Love Where You Live Awards

Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

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.

A record number of votes were cast online for this year’s winners with nominees receiving over 9,000 votes.

The winners are:

  • Receiving Award
    Respect Champion: Mrs Donna Hyman
  • Receiving Award
    Community Group: Smawthorne Welfare Action Team
  • Receiving Award
    Working with Older People: The Five Towns Stroke Group
  • Receiving Award
    Digital in the Community: Kirkthorpe Community Group
  • Receiving Award
    Community Champion: Jane Robinson
  • Receiving Award
    Arts and Culture: Spectrum Children’s Drama Company
  • Receiving Award
    Young Achiever: Becky Slater
  • Receiving Award
    Best Garden: Charles Malcolm

The winners received £200 in prize money and runners up in second and third place received £100 and £50 each, thanks to the event sponsors, Sodexo.

The raffle held on the evening raised nearly £400, 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 digitally 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 to continue that work."

For more information about the Love Where You Live awards, please contact us:

Tel: 01977 724652

Email: awards@wdh.co.uk