WDH Love Where You Live Awards

Categories > Digital in the Community - group award

The award is for a group or individual who have embraced the digital platform as a way to promote their local community group. This can include but is not restricted to developing a website, using social media or creating a video.

Kirkthorpe Community Group

Kirkthorpe Community Group

Kirkthorpe Community Group is WDH’s first ever digital community group. The residents of Kirkthorpe in Wakefield wanted to form a community group but due to families working different shifts, other commitments and language barriers it seemed almost impossible to arrange a regular meeting. So the group set up a Facebook page for members where everyone, even, non-English speaking residents, could get involved. Between 10 and 20 people now physically meet on a monthly basis with over 88 residents having joined the Facebook group to voice their opinion online. The group also allows them to promote events within their community and they have planned their first family fun day for September.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

The Helping Hands event that was held at St George’s Community Centre in Wakefield is a great example of how an event can use digital promotion. The event was held for older people to showcase an Age UK film, promoting ways people can get more involved and reduce social isolation. The event was ticket only with tickets available online through Eventbrite, an online tool that provides e-tickets for events. It was also promoted on the Community Centre’s Facebook to spread the word. It is a great example of how digital tools can support events in the local area.

Eastmoor Community Garden

Eastmoor Community Garden

The Community Garden in Eastmoor, Wakefield is run by a group of volunteers who plan and provide activities for people of all ages including barbeques, arts and crafts and gardening courses. They actively promote all their upcoming events on their Facebook page and website to keep the local community informed about what they have going on.

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